MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics129% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive235% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 15:52
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 419
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 420
63% 424 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 405
Reflection 371
Parallax 433
128% 403 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 400
Splatting 245
129% 295 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 129%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$136
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1402 1075 596 597 596 601 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1,498
Write 1,619
Mixed 703
SusWrite 811
259% 1,158 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 64.3
232% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1151
DQ Write 1,296
DQ Mixed 874
755% 1,107 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 235%
Great: 257%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
617GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 108 108 108 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 170
Write 146
Mixed 100
SusWrite 108
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.9% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 25.2
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 103%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $886
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