MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 71.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics98.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive311% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
71.6% Very good
1-Core 135
2-Core 262
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 506
61% 461 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Lighting 303
Reflection 286
Parallax 295
93% 295 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 295
Splatting 220
102% 238 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$73
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0328D Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1369 1541 1778 811 467 468 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2,532
Write 1866
Mixed 230
SusWrite 1072
315% 1,425 MB/s
4K Read 66.4
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 91.5
322% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 786
DQ Write 1,216
DQ Mixed 438
490% 813 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 311%
Great: 338%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
616GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 96 93 94 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 73.8
Write 74
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 94.7
98% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.7% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 11.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 12.1
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 86%
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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 GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,645 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,049
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