MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 74%
Workstation 45%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics89.4% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 08:37
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
85% 182 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 478
64% 471 Pts
64-Core 471
32% 471 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1682 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Lighting 355
Reflection 329
Parallax 361
93% 348 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 332
Splatting 72.5
90% 206 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 256GB-$146
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4120000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 509
Write 440
Mixed 348
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 53.7
194% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 219
183% 266 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 99%
SanDisk SSD Plus 960GB-$149
185GB free
Firmware: Z33110RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 375 372 153 128 154 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
79% Very good
Read 343
Write 433
Mixed 373
SusWrite 248
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 25.1
134% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 35.3
83% 167 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 79%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.2% Average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 13.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 13.3
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 82.5
48% 82.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 94%
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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 (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $748
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