MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
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 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.3% 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 Drive152% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 11 '20 at 19:41
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 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 i7-6700K-$279
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 97
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 688
70% 554 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
Dell(1028 3301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.3% Excellent
Lighting 329
Reflection 317
Parallax 326
86% 324 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 300
Splatting 246
82% 254 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV256HCHP-000H1 256GB
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 293 293 290 283 292 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Read 1200
Write 295
Mixed 314
SusWrite 290
114% 525 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 40.5
200% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 396
350% 542 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 152%
Great: 152%
SanDisk Extreme 240GB-$64
98GB free
Firmware: R211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 179 201 199 201 184 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Read 391
Write 260
Mixed 274
SusWrite 196
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 40.5
174% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 134
130% 206 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
92GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 65 64 63 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 94.5
Write 75.8
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 63.9
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 69%
Seagate ST31000333AS 1TB-$158
811GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 120 121 120 119 115 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 82
Write 17
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 119
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 26
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 27.7
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 50.3
80% 50.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $739
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