MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics143% 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 Drive227% 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 05:35
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 386
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 628
87% 578 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$730
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2902 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Lighting 483
Reflection 445
Parallax 498
151% 475 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 453
Splatting 234
136% 307 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 143%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$170
253GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,935
Write 1,324
Mixed 1,160
326% 1,473 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 32.6
202% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 59.1
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 182
155% 215 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 227%
Great: 256%
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$130
157GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 515
Write 352
Mixed 354
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 9.84
100% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 43.1
94% 197 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 94%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
44GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 415
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 47.3
189% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 27.3
96% 213 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 117%
Great: 125%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 158
Write 141
Mixed 117
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.38
112% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 84%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1.5TB
315GB free, PID a006
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
29% Poor
Read 58.1
Write 73.2
Mixed 65.2
87% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.16
57% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.5
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 13.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 96%
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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 4,158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,155
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HDDRAMUSB
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