MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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 Drive148% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7980
MotherboardMSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 11 '21 at 10:02
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Memory 92.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 520
70% 516 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Sapphire(1DA2 E426) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.2
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
104% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 148
Parallax 195
102% 156 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 135
Splatting 97.7
107% 117 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sabrent Rocket nano 512GB
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT301.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 397 405 244 393 392 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
148% Outstanding
Read 724
Write 384
Mixed 450
SusWrite 371
107% 483 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 196
4K Mixed 49.6
229% 95.4 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 92.7
210% 446 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 148%
Great: 226%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$100
122GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 417 261 224 211 206 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 461
Mixed 349
SusWrite 294
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 49.4
180% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 254
215% 314 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Sandisk S3 1T00 1TB
244GB free
Firmware: 401120RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 466 465 461 450 441 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 447
Write 463
Mixed 396
SusWrite 459
100% 441 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 55.3
197% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 252
216% 319 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 122%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
182GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 133 137 137 136 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 133
Write 102
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 136
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$92
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2520 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 27.6
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 28.6
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980) Builds (Compare 685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $845
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