MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime7.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 20:00
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68% Good
1-Core 113
2-Core 207
77% 160 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 592
59% 467 Pts
64-Core 563
38% 563 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 68%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
66.7% Good
Lighting 261
Reflection 241
Parallax 247
68% 250 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 245
Splatting 192
67% 203 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$54
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 168 102 94 19 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 432
Write 394
Mixed 328
SusWrite 134
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 22.8
96% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 136
122% 190 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 89%
WD Purple 1TB (2014)-$51
358GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 113 113 114 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
69% Good
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 112
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
72.5% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 22.4
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 19.3
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 90%
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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 7,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $838
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