MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160125
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:53
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 571
QC Mixed 537
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 548
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 314
Parallax 329
104% 329 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 314
Splatting 245
110% 256 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 125
Write 119
Mixed 130
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.14
4K Mixed 0.06
13% 0.09 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$82
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 26.3
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 27.4
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 90%
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 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 4,150 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $799
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