MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics92.3% 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 Drive239% 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.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime14.1 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 18:43
Run Duration336 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 145
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 521
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 512
78% 518 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 281
Parallax 259
85% 275 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 273
Splatting 220
98% 228 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
37GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
239% Outstanding
Read 1,969
Write 1,228
Mixed 1,168
321% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 50.2
216% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 536
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 198
217% 369 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 239%
Great: 261%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 240
Write 130
Mixed 195
142% 188 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 1.09
244% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 167
99% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 5.25
4K Mixed 0.71
194% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 105%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 0143
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 107
Write 115
Mixed 110
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.4
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
72GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 118
Write 120
Mixed 112
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.35
132% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.6% Very good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 23.5
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 22.7
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 94%
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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 2,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221
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