MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 46%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 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 95.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive93% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 14:56
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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-$168
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Memory 97.9
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 542
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 529
36% 529 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2384 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40.1% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 127
Parallax 146
38% 140 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 135
Splatting 105
40% 128 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$172
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 431 307 147 150 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 456
Write 463
Mixed 391
SusWrite 260
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 40.8
152% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 301
219% 282 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$43
596GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 114 115 114 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 148
Write 149
Mixed 101
SusWrite 114
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 31.2
108% 37.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 42.9
SC Mixed 33
94% 33 GB/s
Latency 46.4
86% 46.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%

 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 1,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 71%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $986
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