MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 60.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics74.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 29 '19 at 17:52
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (20th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
60.9% Good
1-Core 116
2-Core 188
74% 152 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 384
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.1% Very good
Lighting 296
Reflection 255
Parallax 294
76% 282 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 271
Splatting 210
71% 221 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 86%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$223
635GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 67 71 81 83 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 71.7
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 25.2
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 19.6
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 96%
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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 3,523 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,081
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HDDRAMUSB
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