MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 90.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics113% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (87%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory19.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime17.1 Days
Run DateApr 05 '17 at 07:14
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 87%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Memory 93.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 258
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 510
70% 509 Pts
64-Core 510
34% 510 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 143
Reflection 146
Parallax 131
116% 140 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 139
Splatting 109
109% 122 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 153
Mixed 122
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.27
113% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GVR 0420 DDR4 2400 2OZ 0420 F4-2400C15-8GVR 0420 DDR4 2400 2OZ 24GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 27.3
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 26.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,101 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,057
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