MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.3% 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 Drive35.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '20 at 14:42
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
1-Core 123
2-Core 244
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 647
72% 557 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.12.3
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 179
Reflection 172
Parallax 242
47% 198 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 145
Splatting 128
42% 138 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 21 25 21 24 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
35.3% Below average
Read 349
Write 358
Mixed 24
SusWrite 22.8
42% 188 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 15
4K Mixed 11.9
64% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 37.7
DQ Write 14
DQ Mixed 17.5
15% 23.1 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$56
227GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 132 134 131 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 163
Write 134
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 132
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 20.4
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 22.1
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 103%
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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 PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 4,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $900
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HDDRAMUSB
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