MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 91.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics79% 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 Drive115% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateDec 09 '16 at 09:11
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i5-6600K-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 482
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 465
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 482
72% 483 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 365.19
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
79% Very good
Lighting 257
Reflection 221
Parallax 242
78% 240 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 228
Splatting 157
80% 185 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
42GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 415
Mixed 421
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 46.7
176% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 117
146% 260 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
438GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 146
Write 149
Mixed 126
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.45
122% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
244GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 135
Write 135
Mixed 113
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 107%
Lacie P9230 2TB
219GB free
Firmware: 1053
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 133
Write 141
Mixed 115
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.18
61% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 27.5
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 25.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 87%
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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 1,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,039
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