MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 19:36
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 335
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 617
90% 605 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 78%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1602 MHz, MLim: 1825 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 166
Parallax 177
58% 179 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 160
Splatting 119
62% 144 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
131GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 492
Write 274
Mixed 275
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 29.2
132% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 66.2
100% 192 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
407GB free
Firmware: CC4D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 185
Mixed 162
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.42
122% 1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 28.2
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 27.7
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 89%
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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 2,564 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,048
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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