MSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 59%
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics78.6% 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 Drive99.4% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory16.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime15.9 Days
Run DateApr 30 '21 at 18:57
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Memory 89.4
1-Core 119
2-Core 219
84% 142 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 514
50% 399 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1396 MHz, MLim: 1772 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.6% Very good
Lighting 98
Reflection 110
Parallax 97.3
79% 102 fps
MRender 93.7
Gravity 97
Splatting 85.3
78% 92 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$210
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 421 298 227 224 216 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 440
Mixed 402
SusWrite 301
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 46.7
151% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 347
263% 353 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 132%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$79
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 188 189 190 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 189
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 189
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
63.7% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 21.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 19
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-S02 (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 64 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $864
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