MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.2% 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 Drive86.6% 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 29 days ago, 28 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 26 days ago, 26 days ago, 26 days ago, 24 days ago, 24 days ago, 24 days ago, 24 days ago, 24 days ago, 23 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 21 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 19 days ago, 19 days ago, 19 days ago, 19 days ago, 18 days ago, 18 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 12 days ago, 12 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 1 day ago, 2 hrs ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:18
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 496
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 682
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Lighting 300
Reflection 291
Parallax 305
91% 299 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 280
Splatting 228
109% 238 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 128GB-$50
97GB free
Firmware: X3540000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 486
Write 432
Mixed 338
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 18.1
129% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 38
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 18.4
31% 58.4 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 173
Mixed 159
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
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 (84th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.9
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 78%
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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 2,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $941
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