MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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-7980
MotherboardMSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170419
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 02 '18 at 11:56
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 462
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 696
MC Float 784
MC Mixed 757
112% 746 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1934 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.1% Good
Lighting 180
Reflection 184
Parallax 222
60% 196 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 194
Splatting 139
72% 168 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$60
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 510
Write 495
Mixed 372
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 63.5
225% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 357
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 173 172 173 172 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 137
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 172
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 114%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 95 96 95 96 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
53% Above average
Read 90.2
Write 61.9
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 94.3
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 53%
Great: 70%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
599GB free, PID 2320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 67 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 65.3
Write 25.4
Mixed 26
SusWrite 64.6
58% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 29.7
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 42.4
SC Mixed 31.9
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980) Builds (Compare 958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $871
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