MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 86.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.3% 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.
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.
Run History
15 months ago, 15 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 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 20:03
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Memory 93.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 239
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 628
68% 529 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 94%
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 below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.5% Very good
Lighting 316
Reflection 290
Parallax 334
83% 313 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 289
Splatting 223
79% 236 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$48
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 140 94 87 51 92 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 501
Write 446
Mixed 348
SusWrite 138
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 41.2
148% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 188
171% 261 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 87%
WD Purple 1TB (2014)-$56
358GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 111 113 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 140
Write 126
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 112
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 87%
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 above expectations (67th percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 22.6
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 78%
Great: 91%

 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 2,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $967
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