MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 58%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 57%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.1% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJul 18 '18 at 06:18
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 205
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 403
55% 402 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.1% Above average
Lighting 238
Reflection 200
Parallax 210
63% 216 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 213
Splatting 160
58% 174 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Microsoft Storage Space Device 119GB
33GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 222 215 215 214 215 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 220
Mixed 404
SusWrite 216
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 48.7
175% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 210
167% 228 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 96%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 199 197 204 195 199 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 11.8
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 199
69% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.9
350% 2.6 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$50
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
40.6% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.7
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 12.6
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 82%
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Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $818
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