MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics97.4% 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 Drive95.1% 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.
Run History
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SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:23
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 416
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 678
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 290
Parallax 300
92% 296 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 276
Splatting 226
101% 237 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 128GB-$59
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3540000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 180 170 162 173 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 397
Mixed 310
SusWrite 178
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 46.4
172% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 212
180% 264 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 194 190 195 195 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 156
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 193
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2133 CL15 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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