MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 74.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics133% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory28.3 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 03:39
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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)
74.9% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 648
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.9%
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 above expectations (75th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 534
Reflection 504
Parallax 552
139% 530 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 559
Splatting 286
127% 370 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 133%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 256GB-$117
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O0919A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 387 363 462 456 244 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 424
Mixed 315
SusWrite 382
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 51.2
176% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 197
171% 252 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$40
470GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 172 175 175 175 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 124
Mixed 77
SusWrite 174
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 1TB-$99
432GB free
Firmware: JP4OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 124 130 129 129 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 131
Mixed 68
SusWrite 128
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 77%
eSATA-2 SSD 850 1TB
633GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 121 122 122 121 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
93.8% Outstanding
Read 123
Write 118
Mixed 118
SusWrite 121
164% 120 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 12.2
977% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 10.4
DQ Write 15.6
DQ Mixed 11.3
954% 12.4 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
73.9% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 23.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 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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