MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.6% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory21.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 13:27
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Memory 81.5
1-Core 115
2-Core 203
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 529
57% 444 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
EVGA(3842 5170) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
68.6% Good
Lighting 84.4
Reflection 95.3
Parallax 87.5
68% 89.1 fps
MRender 86.2
Gravity 85.4
Splatting 85.4
69% 85.7 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU760 1TB
579GB free (System drive)
Firmware: XA004R23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 364 381 350 349 347 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 391
Write 358
Mixed 342
SusWrite 344
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 40.7
139% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 282
219% 299 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 112%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB
893GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
13.9% Very poor
Read 28.7
Write 33.7
Mixed 31
SusWrite 14.1
6% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 11.6
4K Mixed 10.4
35% 10.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.4
DQ Write 22.6
DQ Mixed 20.4
16% 20.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 13.9%
Great: 97%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 184 191 188 194 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 197
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 189
108% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
WD easystore 25FB 8TB
7TB free, PID 25fb
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.2 9.3 9.5 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Read 27.5
Write 29.5
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 9.3
30% 23 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1
192% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 84%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.5 9.3 9.6 9.3 9.4 10 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
17.5% Very poor
Read 26.8
Write 29.1
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 9.5
30% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFD824A.M16FE Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 859B CT8G4DFD824A.M16FE Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 27.1
SC Mixed 19.9
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 7 60 31.5" 1280 720 GSM76F5 32inch LG FHD
Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,432 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: $1,035
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