MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.5% 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 Drive116% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 00:29
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Memory 92.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 230
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 620
65% 507 Pts
64-Core 616
41% 616 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 375
Reflection 349
Parallax 407
98% 377 fps
MRender 221
Gravity 358
Splatting 231
96% 270 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 312 305 303 303 305 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 472
Mixed 448
SusWrite 315
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 57.9
197% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 116%
Great: 129%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$71
221GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 101 99 100 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 140
Write 132
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 99.9
71% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
140% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C17 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.6% Good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 20.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 21.5
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 98%

 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 1,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $979
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