MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 82.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive96.3% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateNov 10 '19 at 20:34
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 448
63% 456 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 190
Parallax 202
58% 204 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 205
Splatting 160
56% 168 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 438 450 387 155 154 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 421
Write 330
Mixed 385
SusWrite 328
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 41.1
152% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 196
173% 254 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 100%
Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 500GB-$60
238GB free
Firmware: JE3OA50A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 40 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
30% Below average
Read 66
Write 61.3
Mixed 38
SusWrite 38.5
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30%
Great: 47%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
344GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 126 125 126 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 170
Write 134
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 125
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.3
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 24.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,083
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