MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 93.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '17 at 09:47
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 482
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 528
MC Mixed 510
76% 510 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.6% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 178
Parallax 175
61% 188 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 210
Splatting 169
76% 177 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 404
Mixed 411
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 46.7
182% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 118
144% 255 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Read 97.4
Write 110
Mixed 76.2
71% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 5.27
4K Mixed 0.58
190% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HDT721016SLA380 160GB-$21
34GB free
Firmware: ST1OA31B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 87.9
Write 84.4
Mixed 83.9
64% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.35
84% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.9% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 13.8
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 89%
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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 1,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,115
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HDDRAMUSB
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