MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
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 92.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.1% 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 15:32
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU6%

 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 452
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 733
MC Mixed 703
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
MSI(1462 8C94) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
71.2% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 196
Parallax 204
69% 211 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 206
Splatting 163
73% 170 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
86GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 523
Write 486
Mixed 511
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 14
116% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 13.9
102% 235 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 182
Mixed 173
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
617GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 165
Write 137
Mixed 153
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.17
64% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 27.7
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 27.8
82% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 96%
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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 2,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,135
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