MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 94.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99% 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 Drive87.1% 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
3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 30 days ago, 30 days ago, 30 days ago, 30 days ago, 30 days ago, 30 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 28 days ago, 28 days ago, 28 days ago, 28 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 26 days ago, 26 days ago, 25 days ago, 25 days ago, 25 days ago, 24 days ago, 24 days ago, 23 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 19 days ago, 18 days ago, 18 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 14 days ago, 12 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 23 hrs ago, 21 hrs ago, 6 hrs ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 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 14:30
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 468
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 680
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$367
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Lighting 302
Reflection 289
Parallax 323
96% 305 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 280
Splatting 229
102% 238 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 99%
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 above expectations (84th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 479
Write 380
Mixed 368
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 19.9
135% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 59.6
66% 106 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 160
Mixed 162
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97.4%
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 (68th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.2%
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 2,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $882
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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