MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.1% 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 Drive53.9% 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.
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
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 11:33
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
55.8% Above average
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 189
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 354
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 60%
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 (80th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
36% 129 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.5
32% 96.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 36%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Lighting 101
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 95.8
26% 94.2 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 93.9
Splatting 72.4
26% 81.3 fps
Poor: 23%
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: 83 95 96 95 96 92 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
53.9% Above average
Read 139
Write 110
Mixed 112
SusWrite 92.8
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 37.1
120% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 92.5
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 98.9
77% 105 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 77%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
549GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 162
Write 158
Mixed 94.8
SusWrite 150
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 110%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$64
332GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 84 85 85 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
48.1% Average
Read 82.8
Write 87
Mixed 49
SusWrite 84.4
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 86%
WD My Passport 083A 1TB
95GB free, PID 083a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.7 0 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
11.4% Very poor
Read 36
Write 32.5
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 0.9
31% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 45%
WD My Passport 082A 1TB
143GB free, PID 082a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 41 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
16% Very poor
Read 37
Write 38.7
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 39.8
46% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX3200C18D4/8G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 26.3
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 23.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 86%
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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 2,831 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: 46% - Average Total price: $1,061
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