MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 18:23
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-6600K-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 447
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 466
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66% Good
Lighting 350
Reflection 279
Parallax 292
102% 307 fps
MRender 32.8
Gravity 61.3
Splatting 228
40% 108 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 66%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
145GB 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 (94th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 44.4
182% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 27
94% 208 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 132
Write 114
Mixed 116
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.21
107% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
76.4% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 25.6
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 26.8
SC Mixed 22.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 97%
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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 956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,079
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