MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics136% 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 Drive65.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 25 '19 at 16:09
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Memory 92.9
1-Core 151
2-Core 295
101% 180 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 763
81% 633 Pts
64-Core 781
52% 781 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
136% Outstanding
Lighting 528
Reflection 502
Parallax 554
139% 528 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 528
Splatting 279
137% 356 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 136%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$69
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 113 110 81 95 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 276
Write 201
Mixed 210
SusWrite 99.2
44% 197 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 35.4
136% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 166
119% 150 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 84%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
137GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1865 1876 1839 1919 1938 1847 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
354% Outstanding
Read 2,413
Write 1,918
Mixed 966
SusWrite 1,880
401% 1,794 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 75.7
271% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,360
DQ Mixed 1,143
914% 1,274 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 354%
Great: 360%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 1TB
319GB free
Firmware: JA0OA560
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 55 57 55 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 66
Write 64.8
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 55.3
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 27
88% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 35.4
SC Mixed 26.5
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 88%

 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 2,206 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $946
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