MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 51.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics28.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateJul 24 '21 at 16:56
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-6100-$125
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Memory 70.4
1-Core 91
2-Core 142
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 188
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Asus(1043 85FB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
28.8% Poor
Lighting 33
Reflection 48.7
Parallax 43
27% 41.6 fps
MRender 38.3
Gravity 38.9
Splatting 28
31% 35.1 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
624GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 136 134 141 130 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 157
Write 142
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 127
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 115%
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 way below expectations (19th percentile)
67.3% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 16.4
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 6 60 21.5" 1280 720 DELF069 DELL E2216H
Typical Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,266
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