MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive78.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 07 '21 at 11:27
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 23%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Memory 83.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 211
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 317
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 336
22% 336 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
Asus(1043 0547) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.2% Above average
Lighting 64
Reflection 62.6
Parallax 87.3
52% 71.3 fps
MRender 62.7
Gravity 66
Splatting 46
53% 58.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$183
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 98 100 97 97 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 407
Write 385
Mixed 316
SusWrite 130
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 40.2
129% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 297
227% 310 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
807GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 177 173 174 175 176 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 125
Write 156
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 175
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 19.3
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 16.8
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 58%
Great: 107%

 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 2,095 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: $1,041
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HDDRAMUSB
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