MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160715
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '20 at 20:52
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 34%

 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
77.4% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 231
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 430
59% 432 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Lighting 321
Reflection 299
Parallax 365
84% 328 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 307
Splatting 208
83% 239 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 35 38 40 43 47 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 33% Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
109GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 100 102 102 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 100
72% 97 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.4% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 13.9
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 92%
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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 3,473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,034
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