MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory25.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '19 at 23:49
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
60.5% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 218
74% 160 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 490
53% 413 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$160
CLim: 1260 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 180
Reflection 170
Parallax 240
49% 197 fps
MRender 0.1
Gravity 107
Splatting 123
25% 76.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVPV256HDGL-000H1 256GB
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW74H0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 34 40 37 39 42 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 125% Great: 242%
Samsung MZNTE256HMHP-00000 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: EXT2200Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 261 262 257 261 258 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 450
Write 261
Mixed 194
SusWrite 260
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 28.3
112% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 85.7
125% 236 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$22
590GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 126 132 162 139 147 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 137
Write 96
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 140
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 70%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
628GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 101 104 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
48.9% Average
Read 68.8
Write 93.5
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 101
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
174% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 66%
General USB Flash Disk 16GB
15GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 14 12 11 11 13 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
25.1% Poor
Read 124
Write 16
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 12.7
42% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.7
111% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 25.1%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04JEEE36-12-K 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
79% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79%
Great: 116%
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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 6,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $937
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