MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 80.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 12:55
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-6700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 112
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 390
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 655
MC Mixed 622
91% 611 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 204
Parallax 241
73% 225 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 206
Splatting 170
75% 175 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$85
337GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 465 481 486 422 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 489
Mixed 463
SusWrite 435
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.5
214% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 130%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 74 89 100 96 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 170
Write 151
Mixed 99.7
SusWrite 89.9
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.2
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 22.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 85%
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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 2,536 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $967
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $368Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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