MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.3% 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 Drive124% 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 09 '19 at 00:35
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 709
77% 595 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.3% Above average
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 59.2
52% 63.4 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 60.7
Splatting 53.6
50% 61.8 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 478 465 482 485 482 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 487
Mixed 377
SusWrite 476
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.7
190% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 124%
Great: 134%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$48
929GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 126 127 129 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 136
Write 120
Mixed 93
SusWrite 127
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
191% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 165 167 176 176 167 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 93
Write 142
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 167
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.9
134% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 92%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
246GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 205 206 204 204 205 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 116
Write 97.3
Mixed 29
SusWrite 205
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.2
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 21.2
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 93%

 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 1,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $976
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