MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive151% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '18 at 21:41
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 545
QC Float 575
QC Mixed 571
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 567
86% 574 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 319
Reflection 306
Parallax 319
99% 315 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 294
Splatting 240
107% 250 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
116GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
151% Outstanding
Read 1,398
Write 575
Mixed 822
204% 932 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 25.6
164% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 35.9
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 26.7
96% 196 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 151%
Great: 158%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA330 2TB
686GB free
Firmware: JKAOA28A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 115
Write 103
Mixed 99.6
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.31
84% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
663GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 158
Mixed 169
128% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.26
97% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 28.2
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 26.4
76% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.4%
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 SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,179
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