MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.2% 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 Drive70% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 14:50
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Memory 96.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 214
86% 145 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 630
63% 500 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.2% Excellent
Lighting 326
Reflection 289
Parallax 338
86% 317 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 295
Splatting 228
80% 241 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$74
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0330AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 158 53 53 52 54 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
70% Very good
Read 485
Write 267
Mixed 380
SusWrite 83
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 35.5
122% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 47.7
DQ Mixed 60.6
73% 136 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
99GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 125 126 123 118 129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 92
Write 88
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 125
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 111%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 96 98 94 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 96.6
122% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3100 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 27.3
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 28
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 109%

 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 5,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $874
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