MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 95.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.7% 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 25 '19 at 22:55
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Memory 95.1
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 680
80% 606 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 198
Parallax 210
58% 210 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 216
Splatting 178
60% 186 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP M700 120GB
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1017A1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 54 55 54 52 54 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
924GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 119 117 120 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 108
Write 99.7
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 117
72% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 68%
Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB
249GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 58 58 59 59 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 56.5
Write 61.3
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 58.8
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.1
135% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
77.1% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 21.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.3
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 90%
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 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 4,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $944
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