MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 04 '18 at 07:36
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CRI-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 138
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 525
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 532
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 553
82% 551 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 165
Parallax 258
69% 208 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 166
Splatting 183
67% 161 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 143 143 143 143 141 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 492
Mixed 372
SusWrite 175
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.4
220% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 352
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
360GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 490 489 490 494 494 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 491
Mixed 400
SusWrite 489
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 67
228% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 137%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$185
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 32.8
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 28.7
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 125%
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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 2,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,064
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $230AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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