MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 116%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 91.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics127% 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 Drive102% 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime6 Days
Run DateNov 03 '19 at 02:07
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Memory 91.9
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 717
78% 602 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2622 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 161
Reflection 163
Parallax 143
133% 156 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 150
Splatting 118
75% 130 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 127%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$200
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 279 256 226 179 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 238
Mixed 286
SusWrite 224
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 47.2
177% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 210
187% 284 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$136
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 184 189 188 189 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 190
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 188
106% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
77.2% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 24.4
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 19.8
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 92%

 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 2,825 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 72%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $881
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