MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics97.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7980
MotherboardMSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:31
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700-$304
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
73.8% Very good
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.9
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 362
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 557
MC Float 628
MC Mixed 606
89% 597 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 290
Parallax 312
96% 303 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 293
Splatting 198
98% 227 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$229
228GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 473
Write 327
Mixed 334
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 26
112% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 52.6
94% 188 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84%
Great: 107%
Plextor PX-G512M6e 512GB
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 68% Great: 119%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$66
931GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 110
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.21
94% 1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FAR1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.9% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 16.9
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980) Builds (Compare 838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $694
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