MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateSep 12 '18 at 07:04
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 545
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 528
81% 539 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
Gigabyte(1458 3776) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2040 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Lighting 246
Reflection 211
Parallax 224
74% 227 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 223
Splatting 174
79% 184 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$65
112GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 216 202 204 201 200 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 399
Write 293
Mixed 232
SusWrite 208
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 39.7
125% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 44.7
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 58.8
56% 83.5 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 104%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
577GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 96 80 99 100 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 87.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 91.7
52% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
84% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 25.7
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 31.4
SC Mixed 26.9
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84%
Great: 104%
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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 2,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,063
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