MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 49%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 94.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
1-Core 143
2-Core 282
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 535
73% 533 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2380 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 145
Reflection 127
Parallax 148
38% 140 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 137
Splatting 107
40% 130 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$120
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 329 220 137 143 140 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th 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: 54%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
76GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 92 94 83 90 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th 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: 45%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th 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%
Take a copy of your results

 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 3,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 56%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,028
The Best.
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback