MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 20 '19 at 01:27
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 121
2-Core 196
77% 158 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 619
64% 500 Pts
64-Core 614
41% 614 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
EVGA(3842 5170) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
69.8% Good
Lighting 270
Reflection 261
Parallax 272
70% 268 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 254
Splatting 208
70% 219 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$43
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 68 48 56 59 61 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 484
Write 354
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 82.2
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 39.2
139% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 111
130% 226 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 80%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 172 174 177 177 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 176
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 175
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-007.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
75.2% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21.4
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 23.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 80%
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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 6,320 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: 56% - Above average Total price: $946
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