MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive71.5% 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)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 03:23
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
73.9% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 237
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 621
63% 496 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$174
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 173
Parallax 187
50% 184 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 189
Splatting 156
52% 162 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$106
299GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2034 931 798 803 801 803 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
320% Outstanding
Read 2,551
Write 2,323
Mixed 1,879
SusWrite 1,028
435% 1,945 MB/s
4K Read 67.9
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 93.8
316% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,394
DQ Write 1,192
DQ Mixed 1,270
958% 1,286 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 320%
Great: 338%
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 445 409 409 413 413 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 478
Mixed 386
SusWrite 428
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 54.7
195% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 290
234% 331 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 122%
Great: 117%
Kingston A400 120GB-$25
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 55 55 55 55 54 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 411
Write 321
Mixed 296
SusWrite 86.9
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 25.7
132% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 144
137% 209 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 80%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
797GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 173 172 174 174 173 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 172
Mixed 110
SusWrite 173
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 23.9
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 31.4
SC Mixed 23.8
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 107%
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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 7,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $870
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