MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 69.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics116% 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 Drive96.7% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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)
Memory59.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 26 '20 at 14:48
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.8% Good
Memory 84.3
1-Core 139
2-Core 207
85% 143 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 493
50% 396 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
Gigabyte(1458 400D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
116% Outstanding
Lighting 456
Reflection 384
Parallax 506
120% 448 fps
MRender 390
Gravity 398
Splatting 249
117% 346 fps
Poor: 99%
This bench: 116%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba HG6 256GB
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JURA0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 440 441 462 422 422 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 462
Mixed 449
SusWrite 433
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 41
128% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 236
176% 230 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
842GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 168 166 168 169 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 176
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 168
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
234% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.1
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 19.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 112%

 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 9,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 76%
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $894
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