MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 76.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateAug 08 '19 at 17:31
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
76.6% Very good
1-Core 134
2-Core 246
91% 190 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 571
67% 507 Pts
64-Core 639
43% 639 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 292
Reflection 272
Parallax 301
76% 288 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 273
Splatting 199
71% 221 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 95 106 100 100 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 267
Write 150
Mixed 177
SusWrite 103
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 35.8
144% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 69.8
70% 111 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
380GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 157 153 153 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 166
Mixed 100
SusWrite 156
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$102
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.3% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.5
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 77.2
52% 77.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $992
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