MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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.
Graphics80.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateDec 05 '17 at 07:21
Run Duration323 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 546
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 563
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 561
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 107%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2060 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Lighting 263
Reflection 220
Parallax 233
78% 238 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 233
Splatting 183
82% 191 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Portable SSD T3 1TB
713GB free
Firmware: 0
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 440
Write 435
Mixed 438
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 30.5
97% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 77.7
75% 118 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 81%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
111GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 499
Write 128
Mixed 164
57% 264 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 11.1
119% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 25.9
72% 159 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 73%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 497
Write 351
Mixed 341
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 22.1
143% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 60
71% 117 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 108%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$65
753GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 79.5
Write 80.2
Mixed 68
57% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 63%
WD Elements 25A2 750GB
442GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 102
Write 107
Mixed 67.8
116% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
83% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 24.9
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 22.4
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 81.6%
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 Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,160
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