MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.3% 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
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151028
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 18:57
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
79% Very good
Memory 75.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 262
87% 157 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 667
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
MSI(1462 3235) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
73.2% Very good
Lighting 89.4
Reflection 108
Parallax 95.5
72% 97.7 fps
MRender 92.5
Gravity 92
Splatting 85.2
74% 89.9 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 344 288 182 151 107 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 355
Mixed 338
SusWrite 222
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 43.7
158% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 70.2
DQ Mixed 197
139% 182 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 104%
Intel 335 Series 240GB-$95
39GB free
Firmware: 335t
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 207 210 198 197 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 425
Write 270
Mixed 278
SusWrite 197
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 45.4
175% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 253
197% 271 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$33
102GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 74 74 67 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 100
Write 95.9
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 71.8
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905625-030.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
68.2% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 21.7
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 22.2
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 89.7
45% 89.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 79%

 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 2,225 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,350
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