MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (68th 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 i5-6500-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 97
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 400
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 403
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73% Very good
Lighting 238
Reflection 200
Parallax 210
70% 216 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 213
Splatting 160
75% 174 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73%
Great: 77%
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 (95th 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: 98%
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 (75th 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: 48%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
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: 45%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 91%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $799
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