MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive88.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime7.1 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 21:01
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 728
81% 625 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 127 117 125 127 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 366
Write 204
Mixed 266
SusWrite 127
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 47.3
182% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 166
140% 206 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 74%
SanDisk X400 512GB-$141
98GB free
Firmware: X4120000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 283 284 275 272 272 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 483
Mixed 355
SusWrite 298
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 53.6
195% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 232
196% 286 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 113%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$88
44GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 182 168 171 157 164 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 254
Write 134
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 169
176% 147 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 8.8
428% 7.7 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
78.8% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 23.7
78% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.5
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 104%
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 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 2,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,062
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