MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41.8% 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 Drive55.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (99%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 05:28
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i5-6400-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
56.6% Above average
SC Int 71
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 75.2
57% 71.1 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 299
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 298
44% 292 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 73%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 117
Parallax 125
42% 128 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.4
42% 96.3 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 44%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
33% Below average
Lighting 101
Reflection 86.1
Parallax 95.5
31% 94.1 fps
MRender 77.4
Gravity 94
Splatting 72.4
35% 81.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 101 80 94 92 MB/s
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
55.2% Above average
Read 238
Write 123
Mixed 168
SusWrite 89
34% 154 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 25.3
118% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 92.1
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 103
79% 106 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 78%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
549GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 150 150 149 148 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 158
Write 158
Mixed 102
SusWrite 148
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88%
Great: 107%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$69
333GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 82 85 84 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 79.2
Write 84.7
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 83.7
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX3200C18D4/8G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 26.1
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 16.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 86%
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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).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,006
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