MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics137% 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 Drive104% 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.
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.
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 03:35
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 as expected (45th percentile)
74.6% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 240
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 659
68% 537 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
MSI(1462 360C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 549
Reflection 507
Parallax 614
145% 557 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 561
Splatting 290
127% 372 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 137%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 256GB-$117
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O0919A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 331 286 295 255 285 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 409
Mixed 317
SusWrite 290
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 49.8
173% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 196
171% 253 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$40
470GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 195 196 195 193 193 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 180
Mixed 81
SusWrite 193
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 1TB-$99
432GB free
Firmware: JP4OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 128 129 129 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 133
Write 126
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 128
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 77%
eSATA-2 SSD 850 1TB
633GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 120 120 120 121 121 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
93.1% Outstanding
Read 122
Write 118
Mixed 118
SusWrite 119
163% 119 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 15.3
4K Mixed 12.2
973% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 10.3
DQ Write 15.5
DQ Mixed 12.2
980% 12.7 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 0420 F4-3200C14-8GTZRX 0420 F4-3200C14-8GTZRX 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.6% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
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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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