MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 54%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive51.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
12 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 19:33
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 130
2-Core 218
87% 146 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 552
63% 483 Pts
64-Core 621
42% 621 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
61% Good
Lighting 106
Reflection 221
Parallax 240
28% 189 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 234
Splatting 164
63% 182 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 61%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$70
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 138 135 139 142 139 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 310
Write 108
Mixed 154
SusWrite 137
39% 177 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 16.9
77% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 124
106% 161 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
354GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 144 147 146 146 145 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 80
Write 66.3
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 146
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.3% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.6
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 20.3
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $751
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