MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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 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 98.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 12 '19 at 06:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 514
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 507
77% 512 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
44% 143 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$49
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 449
Write 445
Mixed 377
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 66.2
229% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
214GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 131 133 134 134 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 166
Write 158
Mixed 99
SusWrite 133
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$88
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.6
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.7
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $962
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $364Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $49
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $122Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $761SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $110SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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