MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 89.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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.
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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime13.9 Days
Run DateSep 28 '19 at 16:18
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
1-Core 141
2-Core 278
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 461
65% 471 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 392
Reflection 378
Parallax 430
103% 400 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 394
Splatting 251
106% 297 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$76
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,734
Write 7,990
Mixed 7,846
1,828% 8,190 MB/s
4K Read 672
4K Write 328
4K Mixed 387
1,689% 462 MB/s
DQ Read 1,639
DQ Write 1,357
DQ Mixed 1,538
1,141% 1,511 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
502GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 181 182 173 180 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 209
Write 200
Mixed 78
SusWrite 179
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 25.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 81%
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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 3,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,072
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