MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 91.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.9% 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 Drive332% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 01 '21 at 17:54
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Memory 89.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 720
79% 613 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.9% Very good
Lighting 98.8
Reflection 113
Parallax 102
80% 105 fps
MRender 96.1
Gravity 99.4
Splatting 102
80% 99 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1616 1084 829 821 823 824 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
332% Outstanding
Read 2,683
Write 2,448
Mixed 1,977
SusWrite 999
454% 2,027 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 98.6
332% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,449
DQ Write 1,256
DQ Mixed 1,331
1,004% 1,346 MB/s
Poor: 198%
This bench: 332%
Great: 333%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C19 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.8% Very good
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 20.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 23
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 113%

 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 3,989 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $909
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