MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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
1 month ago, 26 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 23:30
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
79% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 442
60% 439 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1805 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 274
Reflection 244
Parallax 268
72% 262 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 250
Splatting 156
68% 190 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,933
Write 51.3
Mixed 102
421% 2,029 MB/s
4K Read 720
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 6.4
1,102% 243 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 84%
Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB
269GB free
Firmware: SC23
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 107
Write 102
Mixed 54.5
65% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB-$87
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 35.2
MC Mixed 30.1
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
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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 3,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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: $1,058
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