MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.8% 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)
Boot Drive74.2% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:41
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Memory 89.6
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
93% 165 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 511
70% 511 Pts
64-Core 515
35% 515 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
EVGA(3842 6368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.8% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 195
Parallax 214
60% 212 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 213
Splatting 168
58% 175 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$47
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 69 58 55 40 56 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 464
Write 338
Mixed 312
SusWrite 80
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 33.4
127% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 169
154% 235 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 80%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
591GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 173 173 170 174 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 159
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 170
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.8
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.8
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 87%

 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 824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,051
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