MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
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 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics108% 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 Drive93.5% 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 03:30
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%
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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 i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79% Very good
Memory 91.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 223
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 436
54% 405 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
EVGA(3842 3755) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 149
Reflection 191
Parallax 148
120% 163 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 112
Splatting 100
94% 117 fps
Poor: 132%
This bench: 108%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 142 138 149 136 138 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 425
Write 412
Mixed 365
SusWrite 163
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 48.6
164% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 264
220% 318 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 133%
PNY CS900 480GB-$48
79GB free
Firmware: CS900212
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 46 173 182 51 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
70.1% Very good
Read 366
Write 395
Mixed 313
SusWrite 137
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 26.8
113% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 179
167% 254 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 202 198 196 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 161
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 199
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$114
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 145 145 148 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 121
Mixed 73
SusWrite 146
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
510GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 156 157 160 159 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 182
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 159
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 93%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 714 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $789
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