MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive355% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:33
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 above expectations (67th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 125
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 469
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 525
MC Mixed 463
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.4%
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 below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 178%
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: 2142 2211 1169 1167 1154 1163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
355% Outstanding
Read 2525
Write 2,382
Mixed 1,710
SusWrite 1,501
455% 2,029 MB/s
4K Read 63.5
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 89.7
300% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1693
DQ Write 1,409
DQ Mixed 1551
1,162% 1,551 MB/s
Poor: 210%
This bench: 355%
Great: 347%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
101GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 153 144 155 150 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 373
Write 221
Mixed 245
SusWrite 145
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 40.6
152% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 94.2
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 147
114% 152 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 82%
PNY CS1311 480GB-$110
300GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 374 108 122 122 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 487
Mixed 405
SusWrite 222
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 45.4
174% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 202
192% 300 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 193 195 195 194 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 151
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 193
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$148
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.8% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 22.7
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.5
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.8%
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 2,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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: $1,035
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HDDRAMUSB
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