MSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 87.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics88.5% 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 Drive116% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory21.9 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 19:30
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 above expectations (78th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 126
2-Core 237
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 649
72% 553 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1566 MHz, MLim: 1877 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Lighting 109
Reflection 131
Parallax 125
88% 122 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 110
Splatting 104
89% 108 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$210
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 469 360 397 335 217 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 473
Mixed 391
SusWrite 373
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 57.2
188% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 349
266% 358 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 116%
Great: 131%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 189 191 185 189 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 185
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 188
107% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
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 above expectations (77th percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 24.3
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 99%

 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 67 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: $862
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