MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 91.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.3% 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 Drive51.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory29.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '17 at 00:44
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 457
104% 462 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 675
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 314
Reflection 282
Parallax 349
101% 315 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 290
Splatting 195
98% 226 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
48GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 188
Write 110
Mixed 116
30% 138 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 11.3
113% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 26.2
45% 88.1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 51%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 131
Write 151
Mixed 151
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.33
85% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 24.8
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 24.7
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 86%
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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 2,766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,082
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