MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.6% 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 Drive71.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 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ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 12 days ago, 12 days ago, 12 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 8 days ago, 7 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:23
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
96% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 495
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 678
100% 672 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Lighting 297
Reflection 291
Parallax 303
92% 297 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 279
Splatting 227
101% 237 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 128GB-$69
94GB free
Firmware: X3540000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 427
Write 253
Mixed 379
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 17.1
124% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35.4
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 34.4
36% 57.2 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
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 (71st percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 158
Mixed 167
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.7%
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 (69th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.6
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 79%
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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 2,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $960
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