MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.4% 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 Drive53.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory21.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '20 at 03:11
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
81% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 250
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 657
69% 542 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 180
Parallax 272
50% 214 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 205
Splatting 144
57% 168 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apacer AS340 120GB
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V2.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 129 70 71 72 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 439
Write 334
Mixed 303
SusWrite 87.1
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 10.6
92% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 90.8
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 16.5
38% 76.8 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 98%
Seagate SkyHawk 2TB (2016)-$63
1TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 153 154 153 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 159
Write 153
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 152
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
79GB free
Firmware: 1A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 107 112 112 112 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 79.5
Write 53.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 108
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15/16G KHX2400C15/8G 24GB
2933, 2933 MHz
16384, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 22.3
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.6
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.9%
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 GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 3,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,029
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