MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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 (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 i5-6400-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
71.1% Very good
SC Int 92.4
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 96.4
78% 97 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 372
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 373
55% 370 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 73%
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 (79th percentile)
42% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
43% 130 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 125
Splatting 76.5
42% 94.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42%
Great: 44%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 99.8
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 95.5
30% 93.7 fps
MRender 76.7
Gravity 93.3
Splatting 71.9
34% 80.6 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$43
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: 80%
This bench: 129%
Great: 138%
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
35GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 93 93 77 95 95 MB/s
Performing below potential (37th 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: 48%
This bench: 61%
Great: 78%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$74
529GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 145 146 145 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th 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: 108%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$69
332GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 85 86 85 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th 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: 39%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 87%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,021
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