MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive121% 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)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '19 at 16:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 390
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 670
MC Mixed 614
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$246
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 158
Reflection 138
Parallax 216
55% 171 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 150
Splatting 88
51% 117 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$80
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 320 300 300 289 292 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 460
Mixed 377
SusWrite 322
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 62.1
209% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 121%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
988GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 192 194 193 192 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 147
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 192
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$124
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 24.2
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $969
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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