MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics94.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory22 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171012
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 01 '21 at 10:26
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.7% Good
Memory 76
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 338
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$400
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.8.2
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.7% Outstanding
Lighting 114
Reflection 109
Parallax 177
92% 133 fps
MRender 92.6
Gravity 126
Splatting 76.5
97% 98.4 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU900 256GB
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0125A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 171 199 83 105 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 322
Mixed 358
SusWrite 157
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 44.3
154% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 266
212% 294 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 112%
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$60
190GB free
Firmware: 32B3T8EA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 739 479 472 473 473 479 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
246% Outstanding
Read 2,344
Write 1,635
Mixed 1,236
SusWrite 519
318% 1,433 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 74.2
249% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 563
531% 834 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 246%
Great: 315%
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB-$120
882GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 430 448 456 426 374 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 331
Write 434
Mixed 429
SusWrite 420
92% 404 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.4
198% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 117%
Great: 138%
Seagate ST32000644NS 2TB
522GB free
Firmware: GG15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 118 119 119 119 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 118
72% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 17.1
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 88.3
45% 88.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 63%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 56: 9R 3G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
56% 17% 81 304 241 60 27.2" 2560 1440 GSM5B99 27GN950
History: Score 17: 2R 1G 4B | Score 56: 9R 3G 2B
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Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,061
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