MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 56%
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 58%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics51% 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 Drive90.7% 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 (30%). 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 03:17
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 530
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 539
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2380 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
51% Above average
Lighting 145
Reflection 127
Parallax 148
45% 140 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 137
Splatting 107
55% 130 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$50
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 329 220 137 143 140 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 470
Mixed 391
SusWrite 217
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 41.3
152% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 305
222% 284 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$55
76GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 92 94 83 90 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 99.5
Write 98.8
Mixed 71
SusWrite 89.2
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.8% Good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 21.4
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 20.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 110%
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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 3,267 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: $1,102
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