MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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 Drive93.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 25 '21 at 22:22
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Memory 93.8
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 488
66% 485 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
Nvidia(10DE 139E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
116% Outstanding
Lighting 151
Reflection 149
Parallax 146
122% 149 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 128
Splatting 113
110% 140 fps
Poor: 104%
This bench: 116%
Great: 126%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$45
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1230C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 56 56 54 58 56 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 372
SusWrite 94
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 47.4
173% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 240
197% 279 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 92%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
710GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 387 369 359 367 368 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 462
Write 434
Mixed 328
SusWrite 360
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 38.2
176% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 161
172% 287 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 109%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 202 204 204 202 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 138
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 202
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
436GB free
Firmware: JP4OA39C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 106 106 106 106 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 110
Write 118
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 106
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 76%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
16GB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
25.5% Poor
Read 55
Write 56.3
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 60.2
67% 49.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
66% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2400 CL16 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2346 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 23.3
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.5
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 7 144 23.8" 1280 720 AUS2421 ASUS VG249
Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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: $807
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