MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics116% 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 Drive170% 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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '21 at 05:56
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%
Watch Gameplay: 2070S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 74.6
1-Core 102
2-Core 198
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 387
51% 376 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
Nvidia(10DE 139E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (43rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
116% Outstanding
Lighting 150
Reflection 141
Parallax 161
122% 151 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 129
Splatting 112
111% 141 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 116%
Great: 127%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDPEKNW010T9 1TB
697GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 780 932 1067 1184 973 1129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 1163
Write 891
Mixed 894
SusWrite 1,011
222% 990 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 37.7
138% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 89.9
DQ Mixed 173
196% 357 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 170%
Great: 293%
HFS250G32TND-N1A2A 250GB
90GB free
Firmware: 30000P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 238 239 248 234 238 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 382
Write 325
Mixed 302
SusWrite 250
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 27.6
4K Mixed 26.2
93% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 68.4
DQ Mixed 136
120% 190 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 108%
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
21GB free
Firmware: UF3000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 8.7 13 83 14 6.7 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 433
Write 212
Mixed 269
SusWrite 35.5
52% 237 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 11.5
59% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 20.7
DQ Mixed 37.8
36% 59.7 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 56%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$32
202GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 149 152 157 150 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 131
Write 125
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 148
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
68.9% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 19
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 90%

 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 2,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,300
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