MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.8% 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 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 23:06
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
66.4% Good
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 199
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 377
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 191
Parallax 207
57% 205 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 203
Splatting 159
56% 170 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 191 55 46 40 33 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 463
Mixed 331
SusWrite 119
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 57.2
192% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 326
249% 336 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
687GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 191 194 194 194 193 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 116
Write 81.7
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 193
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2400 CL16 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.9% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 13.3
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.7
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.9%
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 1,277 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $762
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