MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics96.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '20 at 21:48
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Memory 83.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 379
55% 395 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.2% Outstanding
Lighting 508
Reflection 479
Parallax 533
133% 507 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 346
Splatting 264
95% 285 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 196 136 132 132 116 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 464
Mixed 368
SusWrite 182
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 56.9
193% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 357
267% 354 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 133%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 169 172 174 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 172
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 170
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
735GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 161 163 164 164 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 112
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 163
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 175 177 177 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 156
Mixed 100
SusWrite 174
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.9% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 25.3
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 27.1
SC Mixed 22.6
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 104%

 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 1,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $979
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