MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 93.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.8% 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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7980
MotherboardMSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateSep 15 '16 at 23:39
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 453
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 717
MC Mixed 695
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 291
Parallax 322
99% 316 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 303
Splatting 233
110% 248 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 960GB-$300
353GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 511
Write 346
Mixed 351
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 10.3
103% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 45.8
97% 201 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$135
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 25.8
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 108%
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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 488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $743
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