MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive343% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 23:33
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 124
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 456
103% 457 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 513
MC Mixed 459
70% 468 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
52.5% Above average
Lighting 133
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
42% 140 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$278
808GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2097 2226 1166 1170 1160 1175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
343% Outstanding
Read 2493
Write 2,377
Mixed 1,715
SusWrite 1499
453% 2,021 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 88.2
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,528
DQ Write 1,193
DQ Mixed 1,346
1,011% 1,356 MB/s
Poor: 210%
This bench: 343%
Great: 347%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
101GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 125 143 138 139 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 330
Write 211
Mixed 204
SusWrite 135
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 40.7
156% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 156
126% 176 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 82%
PNY CS1311 480GB-$110
300GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 388 107 121 120 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 493
Mixed 384
SusWrite 221
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 44.5
171% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 203
194% 303 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 189 192 192 190 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 174
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 190
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 27.6
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 29
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,039
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