MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 49.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics129% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory23.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151028
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 08 '21 at 09:20
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$303
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
49.9% Average
Memory 77.3
1-Core 108
2-Core 139
68% 108 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 130
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 140
9% 140 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 460.79
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
129% Outstanding
Lighting 159
Reflection 150
Parallax 162
128% 157 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 169
Splatting 117
130% 136 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 129%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$190
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,339
Write 2,205
Mixed 1,558
452% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 81
270% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,345
DQ Write 1,138
DQ Mixed 1,262
940% 1,248 MB/s
Poor: 210% Great: 358%
WD Purple Surveillance 4TB (2017)-$97
90GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 88 88 89 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 85
Write 86.7
Mixed 50
SusWrite 87.2
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ABA300 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 130 131 131 131 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 126
Write 133
Mixed 26
SusWrite 130
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
126% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.4
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 18.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 85.8
47% 85.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 115%

 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 2,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,250
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