MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive98.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory24 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 12:20
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-6700-$312
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 99.9
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 370
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 637
MC Mixed 577
86% 579 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$360
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 298
Parallax 342
102% 321 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 303
Splatting 232
106% 246 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$120
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 209 188 191 215 218 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 438
Mixed 287
SusWrite 223
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 48.1
165% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 327
250% 340 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 115%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$38
421GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 145 143 144 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 153
Write 146
Mixed 37
SusWrite 146
87% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$192
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
77.4% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.9
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 22.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,047 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) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $939
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