MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics140% 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 Drive132% 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 (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 04:47
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 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 i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 548
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 544
82% 550 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$498
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 450
Reflection 396
Parallax 432
137% 426 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 448
Splatting 266
142% 324 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 140%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$158
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 396 446 442 439 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 467
Mixed 443
SusWrite 426
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 66.5
226% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 132%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 37.3
MC Mixed 27.3
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 28.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.6%
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 (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $789
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