MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 50.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics33.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 (39th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
50.7% Above average
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 121
48% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 307
41% 303 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 67%
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 (81st percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 117
Parallax 125
36% 128 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.4
31% 96.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 36%
Nvidia GTX 950-$115
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Lighting 101
Reflection 86.1
Parallax 95.5
26% 94.1 fps
MRender 77.4
Gravity 94
Splatting 72.4
26% 81.3 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 101 80 94 92 MB/s
Performing below potential (23rd 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: 45%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 76%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
549GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 150 150 149 148 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st 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: 55%
This bench: 88%
Great: 106%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$62
333GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 82 85 84 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th 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: 41%
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 (29th 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: 99%
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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 2,968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,042
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