MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
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 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
9 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory21.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:29
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU6%

 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 i7-6700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 139 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 447
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 636
98% 660 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
EVGA(3842 6698) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (163 fps cap detected)
60.9% Good
Lighting 163
Reflection 162
Parallax 164
50% 163 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 163
69% 164 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$155
335GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
287% Outstanding
Read 2,718
Write 1,345
Mixed 1,404
400% 1,822 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 53.6
242% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 607
DQ Write 455
DQ Mixed 230
254% 430 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 287%
Great: 259%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$87
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 70% Great: 123%
Seagate ST8000DM005-2EH1 8TB
5TB free
Firmware: DN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 172
Mixed 143
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 100%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
612GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 152
Mixed 143
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 23.3
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.1%
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 4,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,038
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HDDRAMUSB
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