MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:48
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
78.9% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 115
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 396
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 435
67% 450 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 317
Reflection 298
Parallax 313
98% 309 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 296
Splatting 235
105% 246 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$80
6GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
77.7% Very good
Read 161
Write 165
Mixed 245
43% 190 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 38.8
169% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 53.7
92% 172 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
452GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 151
Write 133
Mixed 176
117% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.1
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 99%
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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 2,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $963
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