MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive259% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (28%). 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 25 '16 at 11:18
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 452
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 711
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7290
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 380
Parallax 441
127% 410 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 394
Splatting 247
123% 293 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 129%
Great: 145%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
218GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 2,354
Write 1,479
Mixed 1,446
389% 1,760 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 34.6
220% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 52.7
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 197
161% 218 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 259%
Great: 276%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
MC Read 43.5
MC Write 45.5
MC Mixed 32.5
116% 40.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 48
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 45.1
89% 45.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
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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 1,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $996
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