MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive101% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateAug 06 '17 at 01:39
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 458
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 676
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 445
Reflection 367
Parallax 421
135% 411 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 428
Splatting 254
136% 309 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 135%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$155
119GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 373
Mixed 429
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 34.9
149% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 70.3
114% 217 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
408GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 140
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.37
136% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
81% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 23.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 24.4
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 81%
Great: 88%
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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 1,621 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,095
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