MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive39.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:57
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 454
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 617
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 673
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 177
Parallax 191
59% 187 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 168
Splatting 124
63% 146 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$67
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2333000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 471
Write 17.8
Mixed 46.5
38% 178 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 30.8
4K Mixed 1.05
50% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 99.7
DQ Mixed 18.7
46% 98.1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 72%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
769GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 149
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.24
108% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 108%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
46GB free, PID a006
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 88.8
Write 79
Mixed 52.9
90% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 0.17
18% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-058.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 20.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 74%
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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 3,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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HDDRAMUSB
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