MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive49.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory21.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180615
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateJun 29 '20 at 07:17
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Memory 91.3
1-Core 108
2-Core 209
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 465
60% 446 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$160
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3204 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 250
Reflection 201
Parallax 268
66% 240 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 228
Splatting 136
62% 172 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 32 128 16 37 119 MB/s
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
49.6% Average
Read 146
Write 95.4
Mixed 209
SusWrite 65.1
29% 129 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 26.2
102% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 110
106% 166 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 94%
SK hynix SC311 SATA 256GB
149GB free
Firmware: 70000P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 225 227 231 232 232 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 446
Mixed 411
SusWrite 263
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 41.2
141% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 166
176% 290 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$28
95GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 78 78 82 82 81 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 77.2
Write 78.8
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 78
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2520 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
79.6% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 27.4
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 110%
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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 1,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $820
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