MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (92nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 8 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateNov 16 '21 at 04:16
Run Duration247 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Memory 94.9
1-Core 127
2-Core 254
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 481
66% 484 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
MSI(1462 C304) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.49
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 134
Reflection 141
Parallax 129
108% 135 fps
MRender 92.9
Gravity 135
Splatting 121
104% 116 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial_CT250MX200SSD6 250GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 446
Mixed 372
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 43.7
167% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 258
222% 326 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 110%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 2TB
646GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 212 207 206 199 210 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 169
Mixed 93
SusWrite 206
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 117%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 26.5
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.1
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 92%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 73: 10R 6G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
73% 52% 40 323 252 200 29.5" 2560 1080 SPT0BCC Sceptre P30
History: Score 40: 4R 4G 8B | Score 70: 9R 6G 7B | Score 73: 10R 6G 5B
Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,242 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $817
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