MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
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 percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics112% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost any 3D game at very 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 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 08:49
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 472
106% 470 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 788
MC Mixed 732
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$362
MSI(1462 3176) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1590 MHz, MaxM: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 285
Reflection 243
Parallax 288
79% 272 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 252
Splatting 170
145% 201 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
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 (94th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 496
Mixed 507
113% 504 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 14.5
120% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 63
121% 240 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 100%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$83
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 (91st percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 470
Write 192
Mixed 244
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 18.4
122% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 52.8
77% 141 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 79%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$169
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 (91st percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 398
Mixed 413
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.5
179% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 396
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 115
148% 266 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 115%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$76
984GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 150
Write 126
Mixed 154
109% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 108%
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 (55th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 25.9
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 111%
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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 1,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $940
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HDDRAMUSB
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