MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.3% 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.
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)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 05:11
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$321
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 520
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 737
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Lighting 299
Reflection 294
Parallax 303
93% 299 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 279
Splatting 228
102% 239 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 128GB-$59
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3540000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 158 164 172 167 155 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 455
Mixed 283
SusWrite 166
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 47.6
177% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 215
179% 260 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 191 195 195 194 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 150
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 194
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2133 CL15 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.1
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 80%
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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 4,129 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) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i7-7700K $300AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $162
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $74G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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