MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
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 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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.
Boot Drive99.7% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 13:06
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 410
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 670
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 351
Reflection 302
Parallax 313
104% 322 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 307
Splatting 238
108% 251 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$87
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 509
Mixed 508
115% 513 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 14.2
118% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 13.8
94% 218 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 111%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$120
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
77% Very good
Read 112
Write 156
Mixed 147
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.41
116% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.7% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.5
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 13.3
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 89%
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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 3,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $930
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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