MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 29 '19 at 17:52
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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 i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
75.9% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 116
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 378
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 362
56% 371 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Lighting 296
Reflection 255
Parallax 294
91% 282 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 271
Splatting 210
95% 221 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$225
635GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 67 71 81 83 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 71.7
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 54%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 25.2
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 19.6
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 96%
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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 SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 3,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $919
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