MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
7 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 23 '18 at 20:01
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 449
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 445
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Lighting 87.8
Reflection 73.9
Parallax 99.4
28% 87 fps
MRender 61.2
Gravity 93
Splatting 87.1
34% 80.4 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 508
Write 333
Mixed 352
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 5.57
86% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 46.5
92% 188 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
596GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 109
Write 96.8
Mixed 97.6
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.43
112% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 100%
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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 2,678 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,082
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