MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics118% 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 Drive294% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory24.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 22:19
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Memory 82.3
1-Core 114
2-Core 182
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 497
55% 425 Pts
64-Core 548
37% 548 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Gigabyte(1458 376B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
118% Outstanding
Lighting 453
Reflection 430
Parallax 519
119% 467 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 455
Splatting 244
118% 309 fps
Poor: 112%
This bench: 118%
Great: 148%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$180
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 977 979 1020 1002 996 989 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
294% Outstanding
Read 2,330
Write 1,948
Mixed 1493
SusWrite 994
378% 1691 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 81.1
277% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 1,164
DQ Mixed 1,213
909% 1,210 MB/s
Poor: 221%
This bench: 294%
Great: 362%
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$87
118GB free
Firmware: Z2333000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 177 180 181 180 180 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 447
Write 181
Mixed 170
SusWrite 178
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 13.3
111% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 80.5
86% 142 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
944GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 176 177 177 176 177 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 145
Write 134
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 175
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB
27GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.2 7.3 6.8 6.8 5.7 7.4 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
11.1% Very poor
Read 37.5
Write 11
Mixed 14
SusWrite 6.8
19% 17.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 3.2
162% 3.43 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
68.2% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 20.7
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 110%
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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 8,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $967
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