MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive90.7% 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 (74%). 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)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 20:13
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 74%

 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-$315
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 102
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 388
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 626
MC Mixed 553
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1602 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Lighting 169
Reflection 163
Parallax 168
51% 167 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 145
Splatting 120
75% 138 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.2%
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 (99th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 275
Mixed 278
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 31.5
142% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 68.7
106% 206 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
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 163
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.48
130% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 42.5
MC Mixed 31.9
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 25.1
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 102%
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 2,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $103

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $939
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