MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 100%
Desktop 109%
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
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 92.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.4% 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 Drive164% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory23.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime40.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 14:18
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU10%

 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-$323
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 448
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 692
104% 693 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 289
Parallax 297
96% 301 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 292
Splatting 226
102% 238 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$200
293GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 1,558
Write 551
Mixed 835
215% 981 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 26.3
159% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 476
DQ Write 495
DQ Mixed 26.1
146% 332 MB/s
Poor: 105%
This bench: 164%
Great: 172%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$78
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 180
Mixed 159
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.19
106% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 28.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 28.4
83% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 130%
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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 3,445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,069
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