MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% 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 Drive234% 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)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 20:35
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77.3% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 237
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 651
67% 526 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 379
Parallax 406
109% 401 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 412
Splatting 252
110% 303 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 109%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 793 615 612 617 614 611 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
234% Outstanding
Read 2,002
Write 1,542
Mixed 631
SusWrite 644
267% 1,205 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 59.2
220% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,108
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 860
700% 992 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 234%
Great: 258%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$180
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 133 133 136 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 153
Write 153
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 134
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
48.7% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 14.1
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.5
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 48.7%
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 6,977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $836
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HDDRAMUSB
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