MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics39.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '20 at 16:09
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Memory 93.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 233
90% 153 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 427
54% 400 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.48
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.8% Below average
Lighting 47.8
Reflection 55.2
Parallax 44.8
39% 49.2 fps
MRender 68.3
Gravity 47.8
Splatting 55.6
41% 57.2 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 253 251 258 258 258 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 429
Write 314
Mixed 276
SusWrite 257
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 42.7
177% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 184
171% 269 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 100%
Great: 114%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$97
2TB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 107 113 112 112 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 107
Write 26.2
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 110
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.9
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 30.3
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 23.8
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 93%

 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 1,987 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,048
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