MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (78th 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 i7-7700K-$354
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 532
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 806
MC Mixed 680
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
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)
74.2% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 198
Parallax 210
67% 210 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 216
Splatting 178
80% 186 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 71%
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: 52% Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
924GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 119 117 120 118 MB/s
Performing way 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: 32%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 69%
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: 23%
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 (53rd 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: 41%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 95%
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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 3,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,100
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