MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics120% 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 Drive67.1% 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
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, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:10
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-6700-$311
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 364
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 597
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4749
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
7.81% Terrible
Lighting 19.3
Reflection 24
Parallax 19.9
6% 21.1 fps
MRender 20.2
Gravity 17.7
Splatting 30.4
9% 22.8 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.81%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 1080-$545
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 401
Reflection 351
Parallax 372
121% 375 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 376
Splatting 229
120% 274 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 120%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
26GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 427
Write 192
Mixed 239
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 19.8
107% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 52.4
66% 116 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 76%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
135GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 145
Write 137
Mixed 124
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.35
4K Mixed 0.44
164% 2.06 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAR11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
75.7% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 23.6
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 21.6
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.7%
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 2,768 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,082
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