MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% 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.
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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 16:08
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 421
103% 452 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 670
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
Asus(1043 859B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 142
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$150
698GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 413 420 432 431 431 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 411
Mixed 306
SusWrite 422
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 43.1
164% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 199
174% 257 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 128GB
114GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 431 447 451 448 450 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 450
Mixed 401
SusWrite 444
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 45.9
161% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 339
251% 330 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 111%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$246
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.7%
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 3,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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