MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics128% 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 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 06:40
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 429
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 671
MC Mixed 615
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 409
Reflection 388
Parallax 406
126% 401 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 398
Splatting 250
129% 296 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 128%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 320 319 318 320 320 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 475
Mixed 400
SusWrite 332
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.7
228% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 353
268% 361 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 127%
Great: 125%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$135
260GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 468 487 485 487 490 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 488
Mixed 461
SusWrite 479
109% 484 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 64.1
220% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 134%
Great: 135%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 32 79 95 92 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 106
Write 86.7
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 76.2
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$96
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.8% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.3
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 110%
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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 SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $794
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HDDRAMUSB
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