MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.5% 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 Drive167% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 14:45
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Memory 96.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 211
87% 145 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 606
66% 509 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.5% Above average
Lighting 67.6
Reflection 76.2
Parallax 68.5
55% 70.8 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 73.5
Splatting 67.9
59% 69.8 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$169
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57CZ Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 649 682 760 578 655 719 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 993
Write 638
Mixed 713
SusWrite 674
169% 754 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 58.9
204% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 693
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 553
398% 522 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 167%
Great: 227%
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB-$170
768GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 457 422 456 458 453 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 429
Mixed 430
SusWrite 444
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 61.4
207% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 127%
Great: 138%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 179 179 176 181 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 183
Mixed 40
SusWrite 178
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
138% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
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 way above expectations (88th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 24.7
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 25.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 93%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,289
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