MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 57%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. 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 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory20.6 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 09 '19 at 09:14
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
1-Core 141
2-Core 279
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 534
73% 536 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1515 MHz, MLim: 1772 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 215
Reflection 193
Parallax 212
55% 206 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 201
Splatting 135
54% 167 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$106
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 112 112 116 109 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 481
Mixed 349
SusWrite 152
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60
213% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 320
252% 350 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 500GB-$60
65GB free
Firmware: JE3OA60B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 45 46 45 46 46 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
36% Below average
Read 79.7
Write 76
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 45.5
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 36%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD 859B BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBD 859B BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD 859B BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBD2 24GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 28
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 25.9
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
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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 3,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,071
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