MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40% 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 Drive70.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151022
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 04 '22 at 04:20
Run Duration232 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$291
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 186
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 496
52% 409 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40% Average
Lighting 49.2
Reflection 61.4
Parallax 67.5
40% 59.4 fps
MRender 53.4
Gravity 49.5
Splatting 39.5
40% 47.5 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 40%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X110 128GB-$89
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X231600
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 151 137 138 127 146 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 421
Write 185
Mixed 146
SusWrite 143
49% 224 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 28.2
112% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 118
122% 202 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$60
187GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 76 80 80 82 81 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 95.5
Write 81.9
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 77.8
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 68%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
597GB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 142 139 138 139 143 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 156
Write 160
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 140
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 85%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$90
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.7% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 20.2
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 100%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 26: 2R 4G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
26% 29% 34 161 90 60 23.5" 1920 1080 DELD08D DELL SE2417HG
History: Score 7: 1R 0G 2B | Score 26: 2R 4G 4B
Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 2,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $807
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