MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive76.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory19.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:24
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 394
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 612
93% 620 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 326
Reflection 289
Parallax 309
99% 308 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 293
Splatting 228
104% 241 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SBBU240G1122 240GB
88GB free
Firmware: Z3106000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 505
Write 404
Mixed 228
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 0.04
83% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 6.21
65% 149 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 75%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$79
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 159
Mixed 163
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.24
92% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G240081 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 102%
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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 3,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,184
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