MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive52% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 01:55
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-7700-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 373
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 509
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 587
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$193
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
68.9% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 184
Parallax 200
64% 198 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 200
Splatting 161
73% 170 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB-$65
85GB free
Firmware: Z3311000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
52% Above average
Read 484
Write 103
Mixed 139
52% 242 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 3.6
74% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 1.87
38% 92.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52%
Great: 54%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
908GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 188
Mixed 165
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.31
128% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 21.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 83%
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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 2,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $940
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