MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics164% 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 Drive68.9% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 02:43
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 502
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 708
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$650
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Lighting 546
Reflection 514
Parallax 576
172% 545 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 530
Splatting 286
158% 357 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 164%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$449
915GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 502
Mixed 510
115% 513 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 32.8
171% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 32.3
73% 141 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 111%
Great: 128%
Adata SP600 128GB
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 504
Write 129
Mixed 204
60% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 19.7
128% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.4
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 19.5
33% 61.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 88%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
60GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 28.2
158% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.3
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 115
75% 84.9 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 133%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$50
617GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 141
Mixed 133
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.19
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$172
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 30.5
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.8
SC Mixed 29.8
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 103%
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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 4,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,044
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $196SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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