MSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Gaming 79%
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics88.8% 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 Drive118% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A-S02 (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory21.8 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 19:38
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 (72nd percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 90.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 251
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 646
70% 544 Pts
64-Core 623
42% 623 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1566 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Lighting 110
Reflection 131
Parallax 115
89% 119 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 110
Splatting 102
88% 107 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$210
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 473 375 413 394 316 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 466
Mixed 409
SusWrite 403
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 57.2
187% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 347
265% 358 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 118%
Great: 131%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 187 192 188 190 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 181
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 189
104% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 107%
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)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 24.7
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.3%
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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