MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 21:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Memory 92.1
1-Core 146
2-Core 283
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 556
73% 539 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2377 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.4% Good
Lighting 240
Reflection 193
Parallax 227
63% 220 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 225
Splatting 177
63% 192 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 94 132 93 95 49 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 505
Write 306
Mixed 27
SusWrite 105
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 38.5
141% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 188
176% 273 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 84%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$25
565GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 105 104 107 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 105
Write 107
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 106
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 29.4
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 99%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $987
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