MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 98.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive107% 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
9 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateApr 02 '17 at 15:31
Run Duration243 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 135
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 486
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 731
108% 725 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 282
Parallax 328
97% 306 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 296
Splatting 227
103% 240 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
40GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 412
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 28
162% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 27.6
99% 219 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
225GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 144
Write 103
Mixed 114
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.16
78% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 112%
Samsung M3 Portable 1TB
48GB free
Firmware: 1306
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
41.2% Average
Read 67.4
Write 76.2
Mixed 61
51% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.2
56% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 60%
Generic Flash Disk 1GB
1GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
6.37% Terrible
Read 20
Write 9.08
Mixed 8.04
14% 12.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.63
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
24% 1.91 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 6.37%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 24.8
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 26.3
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 97%
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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 1,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $980
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $114
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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