MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive101% 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.
High background CPU (23%). 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 04:39
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 466
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 469
72% 478 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$455
Zotac(19DA 1451) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 142
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$180
495GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 297 296 296 288 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 439
Write 402
Mixed 262
SusWrite 297
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 42.9
165% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 233
203% 304 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 27.3
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 88%
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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 799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $695
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