MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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. 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 74.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 19 '19 at 12:02
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.9% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 235
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 377
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$180
CLim: 1625 MHz, MLim: 2225 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 258
Reflection 203
Parallax 338
68% 266 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 258
Splatting 147
70% 191 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 486
Write 473
Mixed 372
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 49.4
171% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$50
177GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 65 65 67 67 66 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 55
Write 59.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 66.4
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 21.7
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 19.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 86%
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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 3,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,089
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