MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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
7 months ago, 7 months 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 (61st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 683
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 192
Splatting 143
53% 159 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 256GB-$150
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2333000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 311 314 319 308 307 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd 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: 54%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 85%
PNY CS1311 240GB-$40
84GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 145 179 180 180 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th 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: 54%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 98%
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 above expectations (82nd 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: 97%
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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 6,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $922
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