MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.5% 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 Drive88.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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
13 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 05:08
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$187
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 117
2-Core 229
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 433
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.5% Average
Lighting 58.8
Reflection 59.2
Parallax 50.3
48% 56.1 fps
MRender 46.9
Gravity 64.3
Splatting 52.9
50% 54.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$40
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1230C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 133 55 58 53 58 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 501
Write 379
Mixed 355
SusWrite 89.9
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.4
163% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 222
181% 257 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 92%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
676GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 167 166 168 169 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 162
Mixed 112
SusWrite 166
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 96%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.3
SC Mixed 21.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.3%
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 1,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $883
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HDDRAMUSB
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