MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics83% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime20 Days
Run DateOct 08 '21 at 18:30
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 65%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
68.3% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 147
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 557
53% 425 Pts
64-Core 508
34% 508 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$138
Gigabyte(1458 3773) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 108
Parallax 98.5
84% 104 fps
MRender 93.2
Gravity 102
Splatting 96.4
82% 97.3 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$72
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,212
Write 51.5
Mixed 83.3
301% 1,449 MB/s
4K Read 382
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 5.2
587% 130 MB/s
Poor: 206% Great: 328%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
12GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 482
Write 466
Mixed 422
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 47.2
160% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 352
262% 349 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D30AESC.M16FE 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 12.2
39% 13.5 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 12.8
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 125%

 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 12 9 60 27.5" 1280 720 SAM0C4D U28E590
Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 795 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $561
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $196Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback