MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics11.5% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive88.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 10:27
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 455
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 710
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 740
MSI(1462 8A9E) 2GB
CLim: 1006 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
11.5% Very poor
Lighting 28.1
Reflection 23.2
Parallax 36.2
10% 29.2 fps
MRender 27.4
Gravity 34.6
Splatting 28.6
13% 30.2 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$180
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 490
Write 271
Mixed 274
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 30.1
135% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 65.7
102% 198 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 116%
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
104GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 91.4
Write 84.8
Mixed 87.2
66% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
98% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 20.1
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69%
Great: 82%
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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 4,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $999
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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