MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (14th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 86 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. 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 72.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
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%

 PC Performing way below expectations (14th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
72.4% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 218
84% 174 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 552
63% 483 Pts
64-Core 621
42% 621 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$220
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Relative performance (0th percentile)
44.7% Average
Lighting 106
Reflection 221
Parallax 240
33% 189 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 234
Splatting 164
59% 182 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$49
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 138 135 139 142 139 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th 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: 56%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
354GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 144 147 146 146 145 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th 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: 62%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
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: 61%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 105%
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 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 1,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $790
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $215
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $630SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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