MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:58
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 126
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 420
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 703
MC Mixed 660
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 300
Parallax 314
100% 315 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
105% 246 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
9.94% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 31.2
Parallax 26.2
8% 27.4 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 37.9
12% 28.6 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.94%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$140
42GB free
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 402 422 431 433 430 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 406
Mixed 317
SusWrite 420
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 30.7
112% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 209
171% 240 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3106000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 380
Write 174
Mixed 5
40% 186 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 0.1
48% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 0.2
28% 68.9 MB/s
Poor: 31% Great: 64%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
770GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 169 167 168 166 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Read 146
Write 142
Mixed 20
SusWrite 167
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 90%
Great: 109%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$125
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 153 154 154 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 153
Write 154
Mixed 59
SusWrite 152
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
284% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 26.6
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 24.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 104%
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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 5,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $879
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