MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 97.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics89.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 06 '16 at 08:25
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
SC Int 116
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 139
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 469
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 750
111% 745 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
MSI(1462 3176) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1590 MHz, MaxM: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Lighting 288
Reflection 243
Parallax 287
86% 273 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 251
Splatting 170
93% 201 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS2211 960GB-$290
184GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 506
Mixed 508
115% 514 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 14
121% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 64.9
121% 238 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
148GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 505
Write 198
Mixed 247
69% 317 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 18.1
121% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 52.7
76% 140 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 77%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$179
126GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 398
Mixed 414
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 53.2
176% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 119
148% 264 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 114%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$81
984GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 155
Write 127
Mixed 154
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 107%
Asmedia ASMT1053 250GB
144GB free
Firmware: 0
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
34.6% Below average
Read 62.7
Write 57.9
Mixed 52
43% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25.5
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 26.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 118%
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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 1,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $940
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