MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 53.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive56.1% 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 (64%). 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)
Memory13.1 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 12 '19 at 08:44
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 as expected (43rd percentile)
53.3% Above average
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 167
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 340
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.3%
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 (81st percentile)
34% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 116
Parallax 127
36% 128 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.7
32% 96.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34%
Great: 36%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Lighting 100
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 95.5
26% 93.9 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 93.9
Splatting 72.4
26% 81.3 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 83 74 89 80 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 314
Write 118
Mixed 157
SusWrite 83
37% 168 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 30.3
110% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 92.6
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 102
77% 103 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 82%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
531GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 144 145 143 144 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 166
Write 136
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 143
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 108%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$63
332GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 83 83 85 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 82.2
Write 81.7
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 83.9
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX3200C18D4/8G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.4% Very good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 25.8
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 20.8
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 75.4%
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 2,750 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: $1,062
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