MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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 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 85.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics38.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 (88th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
98% 210 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 542
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 529
36% 529 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2384 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Lighting 146
Reflection 127
Parallax 146
38% 140 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 135
Splatting 105
40% 128 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$60
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 431 307 147 150 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th 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: 56%
This bench: 93%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$55
596GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 114 115 114 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th 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: 46%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 86%
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 @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd 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: 66%
This bench: 108%
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 3,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 56%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,088
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