MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 11 '19 at 21:45
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 124
84% 121 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 494
88% 492 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 501
34% 501 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1380 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 184
Parallax 288
75% 230 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 210
Splatting 178
76% 179 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 302 306 315 315 315 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 454
Mixed 372
SusWrite 313
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 63.8
225% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 124%
Great: 125%
WD My Book Essentials 1TB
754GB free, PID 1110
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8 0 25 38 33 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
13% Very poor
Read 33.8
Write 32.4
Mixed 21.4
SusWrite 23.8
37% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
50% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 13%
Great: 20%
SMI USB DISK 32GB
25GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.3 9.4 10 11 9.3 11 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
7.8% Terrible
Read 23.3
Write 5.3
Mixed 9.1
SusWrite 8.6
13% 11.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
58% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.8%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
94% Outstanding
MC Read 35
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 27.9
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 54.5
74% 54.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 3,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,105
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