MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 11:56
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 466
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 714
108% 726 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
74.6% Very good
Lighting 241
Reflection 212
Parallax 231
73% 228 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 214
Splatting 151
76% 175 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 46 36 60 66 93 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 95
Write 105
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 56.4
63% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 23.8
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 86%
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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 3,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $975
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