MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.1% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 05 '21 at 00:21
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ISL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Memory 95.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 234
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 607
62% 486 Pts
64-Core 610
41% 610 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.5% Below average
Lighting 41.1
Reflection 63.4
Parallax 40.5
33% 48.3 fps
MRender 32.1
Gravity 40.5
Splatting 35.5
32% 36 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor PX-256S2G 256GB
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 209 214 216 213 212 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 211
Mixed 217
SusWrite 211
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 44.2
162% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 173
156% 240 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 107%
Spcc Solid State Disk 128GB
95GB free
Firmware: SAFM13.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 114 123 122 123 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 402
Mixed 339
SusWrite 127
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 45.8
176% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 122
127% 209 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3200 04CD F4-3200C16-8GIS 16GB
3067, 3067 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
95.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 26.7
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 23.7
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 85%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 96%

 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 4,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,050
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