MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics123% 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 Drive309% 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 (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 27 '21 at 20:00
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Memory 94.3
1-Core 115
2-Core 223
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 431
59% 432 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
MSI(1462 3972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
123% Outstanding
Lighting 166
Reflection 162
Parallax 151
134% 160 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 130
Splatting 112
110% 140 fps
Poor: 120%
This bench: 123%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$120
577GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1030 1612 1803 1988 1973 1609 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
309% Outstanding
Read 1,946
Write 1,653
Mixed 1,302
SusWrite 1,669
369% 1,643 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 69.6
235% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,457
DQ Write 1,085
DQ Mixed 1,210
921% 1,251 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 309%
Great: 380%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
371GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 413 441 476 470 350 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 471
Mixed 420
SusWrite 404
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 61.9
212% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 318
241% 325 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 126%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 39.2
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 34.9
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 43.1
SC Mixed 29.9
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%

 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 10 8 144 31.5" 1280 720 GSM772A LG QHD
Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $583
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