MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 56.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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 Drive128% 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '19 at 21:44
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 below expectations (16th percentile)
56.6% Above average
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 97.7
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 93.2 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 274
58% 257 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 244
45% 298 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.6%
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: 418.91
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
42% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 118
Parallax 126
42% 129 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 124
Splatting 82.5
42% 96.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42%
Great: 44%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 95.3
30% 93.8 fps
MRender 76.8
Gravity 93.5
Splatting 72
35% 80.8 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
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 284 262 244 263 264 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 689
Write 774
Mixed 693
SusWrite 282
137% 610 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 47.3
169% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 705
DQ Write 703
DQ Mixed 592
475% 667 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 128%
Great: 137%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$74
816GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 155 157 156 156 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 161
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 155
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 108%
WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017)-$69
210GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 78 79 78 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 78
Write 69.8
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 77.7
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
191GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 167 168 167 169 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 91.5
Write 91.2
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 167
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 108%
WD My Passport 083A 1TB
189GB free, PID 083a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 37 36 37 37 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Read 37.5
Write 34.3
Mixed 29.7
SusWrite 36.3
46% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 45%
WD My Passport 082A 1TB
143GB free, PID 082a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 42 40 42 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
21.3% Poor
Read 39.8
Write 38.7
Mixed 31
SusWrite 41
51% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2666C15D4/8G KHX3200C18D4/8G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 23.7
80% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 24.1
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 78%
This bench: 77.6%
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 2,378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,024
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