MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics58.2% 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 Drive75.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 05 '19 at 06:06
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 127
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 443
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 678
101% 676 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
58.2% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 192
Splatting 143
68% 159 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 256GB-$104
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2333000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 311 314 319 308 307 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 456
Write 308
Mixed 217
SusWrite 309
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 14.6
111% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 85.6
86% 129 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 83%
PNY CS1311 240GB-$45
84GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 145 179 180 180 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 482
Mixed 392
SusWrite 218
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43
160% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 207
192% 294 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 26.2
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 89%
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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 5,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $931
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