MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 62%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateDec 27 '18 at 20:54
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$185
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
62% Good
1-Core 95
2-Core 198
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 388
48% 363 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 162
Parallax 159
52% 173 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 199
Splatting 156
55% 167 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 84 86 114 95 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 156
Write 163
Mixed 81
SusWrite 100
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSA.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 14.9
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 46.2%
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 SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $692
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