MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 05 '17 at 09:31
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 148
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 550
QC Float 605
QC Mixed 553
129% 569 Pts
MC Int 755
MC Float 870
MC Mixed 814
122% 813 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 110%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$180
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 172
Parallax 180
60% 184 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 191
Splatting 153
70% 162 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS2211 960GB-$289
329GB free
Firmware: CS221017 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 533
Write 506
Mixed 514
116% 518 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 13.7
125% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 64.3
121% 239 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$54
877GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 184
Mixed 157
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.46
127% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
MC Read 40.9
MC Write 46.3
MC Mixed 31.2
113% 39.5 GB/s
SC Read 25.4
SC Write 51.3
SC Mixed 35.3
107% 37.3 GB/s
Latency 45.5
88% 45.5 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 113%
Great: 109%
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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 1,739 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 Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $54Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $170SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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