MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 63.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 14 '17 at 14:06
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-6600-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.9% Good
SC Int 101
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 94.5
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 313
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 398
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 184
Parallax 200
62% 198 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 194
Splatting 129
76% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$93
70GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 403
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 41.5
147% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 103
122% 214 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
319GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 148
Write 156
Mixed 144
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.34
110% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87%
Great: 107%
WD My Passport 0740 1TB
56GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 71.8
Write 76.4
Mixed 71.2
95% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.14
73% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 22
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 17.4
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 79
51% 79 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 77%
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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 1,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $940
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