MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.9% 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
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(Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 20:47
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 526
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 659
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 718
106% 709 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 301
Reflection 297
Parallax 305
94% 301 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 281
Splatting 230
102% 239 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 128GB-$59
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3540000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 481
Write 354
Mixed 375
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 19.8
136% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 19.9
33% 61.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 156
Mixed 170
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2133 CL15 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2100 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
75.5% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.5
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 78%
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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 3,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $933
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $104
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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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