MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 102%, 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 Drive123% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '17 at 16:30
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-7700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 515
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 735
109% 726 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 296
Parallax 304
98% 307 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 285
Splatting 222
101% 235 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$225
164GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 431
Mixed 457
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 56.9
196% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 140
162% 280 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 123%
Great: 120%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
896GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 159
Write 152
Mixed 160
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 24.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 94%
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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 3,789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,149
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