MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJan 08 '19 at 00:27
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-6700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 330
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 648
MC Mixed 610
88% 589 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1805 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 342
Reflection 301
Parallax 340
106% 328 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 308
Splatting 213
105% 242 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 105%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 181 188 131 116 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 421
Write 369
Mixed 230
SusWrite 152
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 35.9
156% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 239
197% 286 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87%
Great: 101%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
776GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 179 162 182 178 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 196
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 176
108% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
359GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 153 153 154 151 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 149
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 152
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 100%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2133 C14 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.5
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 86%
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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 1,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $879
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