MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 58.9%, 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 Drive129% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 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 15:58
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 way above expectations (90th percentile)
58.9% Above average
1-Core 96.4
2-Core 193
68% 145 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 363
50% 368 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 58.9%
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: 418.81
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
34.1% Below average
Lighting 143
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
36% 130 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 125
Splatting 76.5
31% 94.9 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 36%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
25.6% Poor
Lighting 99.8
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 95.5
26% 93.7 fps
MRender 76.7
Gravity 93.3
Splatting 71.9
26% 80.6 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$37
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 263 264 264 264 267 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 671
Write 770
Mixed 691
SusWrite 310
137% 610 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 47.2
171% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 700
DQ Mixed 588
473% 664 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 129%
Great: 139%
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
35GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 93 93 77 95 95 MB/s
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
61% Good
Read 260
Write 126
Mixed 179
SusWrite 88.8
36% 163 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 32.8
132% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 93.1
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 83.3
70% 100 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61%
Great: 77%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
529GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 145 146 145 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 166
Write 156
Mixed 105
SusWrite 145
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 110%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$64
332GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 85 86 85 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 81.2
Write 84
Mixed 49
SusWrite 84.4
55% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX3200C18D4/8G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
85.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 26.4
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 23.9
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.9%
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 2,829 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: $1,034
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