MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics138% 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 Drive95.2% 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 03:28
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 484
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 600
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 638
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
138% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 417
Parallax 437
137% 434 fps
MRender 253
Gravity 430
Splatting 268
139% 317 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 138%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC-WRSN 500GB
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 334
Mixed 383
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 18.1
144% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 53.2
107% 218 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
582GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 165
Mixed 139
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.31
102% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 24.7
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 87%
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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 3,834 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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HDDRAMUSB
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