MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
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 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
81.7% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 511
70% 511 Pts
64-Core 515
35% 515 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
EVGA(3842 6368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 195
Parallax 214
69% 212 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 213
Splatting 168
75% 175 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$35
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 69 58 55 40 56 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th 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: 42%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 80%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$37
591GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 173 173 170 174 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd 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: 34%
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 (66th 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: 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 2,643 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: 48% - Average Total price: $1,067
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