MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive82.8% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '21 at 14:37
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Memory 91
1-Core 110
2-Core 205
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 430
58% 428 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.3% Average
Lighting 54.6
Reflection 64.9
Parallax 57.9
44% 59.1 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 50.6
Splatting 47.7
42% 53.6 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 133 154 170 170 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 299
Write 266
Mixed 258
SusWrite 155
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 46.9
168% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 189
149% 204 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 84%
MB1000GCEEK 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: HPG1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 129 130 130 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 151
Write 129
Mixed 96.9
SusWrite 129
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X4GF2400Z16K4 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 12.1
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 12.8
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 17: 1R 2G 6B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
17% 18% 51 74 6 60 27.9" 2560 1440 AUS28B1 ASUS VP28U
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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,257
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