MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% 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
7 months ago, 7 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 (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
76.6% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 664
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 92%
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 (57th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 409
Reflection 388
Parallax 406
106% 401 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 398
Splatting 250
98% 296 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 320 319 318 320 320 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th 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: 79%
This bench: 127%
Great: 124%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
260GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 468 487 485 487 490 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th 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: 82%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$26
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 32 79 95 92 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th 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: 25%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
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: 109%
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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 (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $790
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HDDRAMUSB
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