MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% 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 Drive86.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 08:51
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-6700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 375
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 599
88% 592 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 302
Parallax 309
100% 314 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 299
Splatting 230
104% 243 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apacer AS330 240GB
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP223PD0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 504
Write 459
Mixed 477
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 13.3
96% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 56.9
96% 186 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 97%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$65
735GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 159
Write 148
Mixed 147
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.18
95% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.8% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20.1
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 19.3
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 88%
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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 4,160 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: $800
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