MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive104% 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.
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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 01:03
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 412
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 410
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
51.1% Above average
Lighting 158
Reflection 137
Parallax 199
53% 164 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 142
Splatting 87
49% 113 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 393
Mixed 407
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 43.7
156% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 110
123% 212 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.4
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 20.6
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 80
50% 80 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,028
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