MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 59%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics80.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.3% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '20 at 21:11
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 100%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$266
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
59% Above average
Memory 54.2
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 162
58% 102 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 648
61% 495 Pts
64-Core 648
44% 648 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 59%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
Gigabyte(1458 3714) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.2% Excellent
Lighting 101
Reflection 106
Parallax 97.3
82% 102 fps
MRender 89.7
Gravity 98.4
Splatting 96.2
78% 94.8 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$45
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3G37R5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 195 56 94 16 17 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 473
Write 389
Mixed 236
SusWrite 96.7
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 46.7
164% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 157
153% 243 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
84GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 120 120 122 121 118 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 110
Write 114
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 119
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 69%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 146 147 144 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 135
Write 103
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 145
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.M8FB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 19.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 9.7
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 146
27% 146 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $845
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