MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 19:52
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 579
QC Mixed 561
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 564
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 196
Parallax 216
70% 216 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 214
Splatting 161
75% 174 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
52GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 519
Write 157
Mixed 242
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 15.7
133% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 35.9
43% 70.8 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 64%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$125
28GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 495
Write 277
Mixed 278
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 18
125% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 43.6
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 18.1
42% 81.3 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 89%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
338GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 157
Write 143
Mixed 145
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.22
70% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 21.6
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 23
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 84%
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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 PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,108
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