MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.1% 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 Drive132% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 30 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '20 at 07:27
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 i5-6600K-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Memory 93.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 241
89% 153 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 451
60% 441 Pts
64-Core 485
32% 485 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.1
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.1% Above average
Lighting 69.8
Reflection 61.8
Parallax 85.2
57% 72.2 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 60.2
Splatting 80.8
39% 68 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$53
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 485 486 462 329 324 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 491
Mixed 434
SusWrite 426
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 65.8
224% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 132%
Great: 130%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 3TB-$105
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 183 187 187 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 151
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 185
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB-$78
49GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 45 45 44 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
27.1% Poor
Read 49.4
Write 46.9
Mixed 35.2
SusWrite 44.5
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 35%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$95
472GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 118 121 120 122 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 106
Write 110
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 120
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 110%
WD WD2500KS-00MJB0 250GB-$78
71GB free
Firmware: 02.01C03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 54 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 52.4
Write 55.4
Mixed 45
SusWrite 54.1
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
79.7% Very good
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 23.5
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 90%

 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 1,269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $983
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