MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics100% 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 Drive117% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 05 '18 at 15:45
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 444
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 668
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 320
Reflection 294
Parallax 322
99% 312 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 293
Splatting 214
101% 234 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 100%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$86
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 152 150 152 149 153 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 470
Mixed 366
SusWrite 182
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63.8
224% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
166GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 296 293 296 293 299 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 464
Mixed 416
SusWrite 312
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 66.6
227% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 126%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$17
233GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 118 120 119 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 119
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$181
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 23.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 119%
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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 1,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,029
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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