MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.7% 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 Drive130% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 20:08
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 32%

 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
1-Core 133
2-Core 260
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 494
67% 493 Pts
64-Core 485
33% 485 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
Asus(1043 0525) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 178
Parallax 274
52% 217 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 205
Splatting 132
56% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 310 309 310 310 311 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 495
Mixed 406
SusWrite 326
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 68
236% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 130%
Great: 124%
Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$51
123GB free
Firmware: E8TM53.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 97 107 124 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 650
Write 753
Mixed 665
SusWrite 115
123% 546 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 51.6
187% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 221
190% 282 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 153%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
886GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 103 100 102 102 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 132
Write 89.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 101
66% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 116%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB-$47
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 174 175 174 176 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 170
Mixed 93
SusWrite 174
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 104%
Verbatim STORE N GO 16GB
8GB free, PID 0245
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.8 3.4 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.2 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
4.24% Terrible
Read 17.2
Write 4.8
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 3.7
10% 8.55 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
15% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.24%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 28.6
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 28.8
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.9%
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 PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 4,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,077
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