MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 78.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% 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.
Boot Drive71.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 24 '19 at 02:16
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
78.2% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 634
67% 523 Pts
64-Core 637
43% 637 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
EVGA(3842 6283) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 392
Reflection 377
Parallax 398
103% 389 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 403
Splatting 255
108% 303 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$87
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2201000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 163 172 173 175 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 467
Write 170
Mixed 176
SusWrite 167
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 13.6
121% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 76
89% 155 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 72%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
829GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 170 168 172 168 171 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 169
92% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
163% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.8
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 23.8
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 85%
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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 6,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $799
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