MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 80%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
80% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 253
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 684
70% 552 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Lighting 330
Reflection 300
Parallax 314
85% 315 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
79% 246 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 85%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.28% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 31.2
Parallax 26.2
6% 27.4 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 37.9
8% 28.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.28%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$160
42GB free
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 402 422 431 433 430 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd 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: 67%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 107%
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: 68%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
770GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 169 167 168 166 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th 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: 52%
This bench: 90%
Great: 109%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$124
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 153 154 154 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th 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: 58%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 110%
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 (54th 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: 53%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 103%
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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 6,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $887
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