MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150807
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 17 '15 at 13:38
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$228
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 451
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 454
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$213
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5906
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 110
Parallax 120
38% 122 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 115
Splatting 78.5
42% 92.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
INTENSO 128GB
60GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 433
Write 113
Mixed 208
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 5.78
72% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 76.7
DQ Mixed 1.83
26% 62.6 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 24.5
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 24.6
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 83%
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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 1,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $969
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