MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics86.4% 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 Drive227% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 15:18
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 46%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Memory 95.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 262
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 698
77% 596 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$367
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2059 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Lighting 343
Reflection 315
Parallax 332
90% 330 fps
MRender 214
Gravity 319
Splatting 246
87% 260 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 1TB
880GB free
Firmware: SS0411B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2203 2246 2300 2347 2358 2291 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
378% Outstanding
Read 2,520
Write 2,380
Mixed 242
SusWrite 2291
415% 1,858 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 84
285% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1220
DQ Write 972
DQ Mixed 587
578% 926 MB/s
Poor: 192%
This bench: 378%
Great: 369%
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 1TB
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1319 1033 1029 1027 1026 1024 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,975
Write 1,449
Mixed 543
SusWrite 1,076
280% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.2
160% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 554
DQ Write 923
DQ Mixed 688
536% 722 MB/s
Poor: 192%
This bench: 227%
Great: 369%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
116GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 227 230 231 229 232 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 481
Mixed 380
SusWrite 258
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.5
185% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 336
260% 356 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
375GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 71 71 71 70 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 71.2
Write 51
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 69.8
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 84%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$72
109GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 156 173 102 162 117 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 154
Write 118
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 136
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
143% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 26.7
92% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 25.3
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 104%

 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 1,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $937
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