MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 30%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 76.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.8% 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 Drive72.2% 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateSep 16 '20 at 12:36
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 480 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Memory 86.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 207
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 375
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.8% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 170
Parallax 212
35% 172 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 144
Splatting 126
42% 138 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$78
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 215 300 348 381 343 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 274
Write 16.2
Mixed 37
SusWrite 292
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 8.4
4K Mixed 45.9
83% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 59.1
115% 234 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
203GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 106 105 105 105 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 144
Write 130
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 105
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.2% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 21.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 21.8
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 107%

 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 1,337 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $897
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