MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 67.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics95.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 18:53
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
67.4% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 221
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 418
58% 421 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 390
Reflection 360
Parallax 377
100% 376 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 368
Splatting 239
90% 270 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB
324GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 421 417 417 418 421 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 457
Mixed 364
SusWrite 418
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 51.8
186% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 275
219% 307 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
804GB free
Firmware: CC4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 181 181 178 183 183 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 122
Write 89.2
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 180
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
249GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 89 88 89 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 164
Write 136
Mixed 81
SusWrite 91.8
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 1315 BLS8G4D240FSA.16FARG 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
82.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 27
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 21.7
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 80%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,861 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: 47% - Average Total price: $1,042
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