MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 79%
Desktop 107%
Workstation 60%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive197% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 03:00
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 i5-6600-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 503
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 494
73% 487 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 241
Reflection 216
Parallax 236
74% 231 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 221
Splatting 152
78% 181 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVPV128HDGM-00000 128GB
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 647 613 475 360 319 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 1,592
Write 652
Mixed 748
SusWrite 510
193% 876 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 59.6
238% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,092
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 411
371% 589 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 197%
Great: 212%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
931GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 126 126 126 126 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68% Good
Read 113
Write 111
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 124
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 68%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD44G213381 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2586 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 25
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 26.5
78% 27.2 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 81%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 93%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 65%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $994
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