MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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 94.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics84.1% 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 Drive90.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateJul 02 '16 at 16:37
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 462
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 706
103% 689 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6472
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Lighting 277
Reflection 232
Parallax 276
86% 262 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 238
Splatting 163
83% 192 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SB7S512G1122 512GB
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3540000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 364
Mixed 398
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 19.6
135% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 18.9
65% 147 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 103%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
786GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 165
Write 119
Mixed 127
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 106%
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB-$9
29GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 122
Write 46.2
Mixed 68.4
88% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.54
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.69
68% 2.02 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2180 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.3
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73%
Great: 93%
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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 1,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $912
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