MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 12:04
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
1-Core 141
2-Core 270
98% 206 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 696
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 350
Parallax 374
103% 376 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 396
Splatting 250
98% 295 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$39
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 452
Write 345
Mixed 153
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 37.5
125% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 88.4
DQ Mixed 74.1
84% 150 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 80%
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
447GB free
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 220 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 485
Write 435
Mixed 362
SusWrite 157
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 37.7
149% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 198
182% 278 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
119GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 99 90 96 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 95.6
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$88
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 176 176 155 172 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 96.5
Write 142
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 170
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.8
242% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.1
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 84%
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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 6,758 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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: $882
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