MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 80%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 62%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78.3% 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 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 way above expectations (87th 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-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 146
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 523
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 560
84% 561 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
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)
78.3% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 193
Parallax 227
73% 220 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 225
Splatting 177
82% 192 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 77%
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 above expectations (63rd 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: 49%
This bench: 84%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$29
565GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 105 104 107 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd 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 above expectations (85th 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: 100%
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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 3,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,111
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