MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 05 '18 at 15:56
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 497
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 518
MC Mixed 506
72% 486 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1500 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 217
Reflection 183
Parallax 203
66% 201 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 194
Splatting 129
69% 159 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$87
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 170 219 198 178 197 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 226
Write 153
Mixed 316
SusWrite 198
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 40.3
149% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 68.3
121% 236 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
271GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 158 164 165 153 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 152
Write 145
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 158
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$112
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 26.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 79%
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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 1,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,063
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