MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics136% 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 Drive113% 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.
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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory16.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime13.3 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '21 at 12:37
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Memory 87.9
1-Core 113
2-Core 216
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 592
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
136% Outstanding
Lighting 175
Reflection 169
Parallax 175
141% 173 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 156
Splatting 128
130% 159 fps
Poor: 120%
This bench: 136%
Great: 148%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 218 182 175 179 153 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 444
Mixed 369
SusWrite 224
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 61.4
208% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 344
258% 344 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
Kingston SHFS37A480G 480GB
132GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 203 193 191 199 183 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 336
Write 222
Mixed 281
SusWrite 197
58% 259 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 18.8
76% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 81.1
DQ Mixed 87.9
80% 125 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 65%
Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB
152GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 429 432 439 446 446 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 359
Write 386
Mixed 334
SusWrite 436
86% 379 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 40.3
148% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 203
177% 260 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$78
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 184 183 182 184 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 139
Write 124
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 182
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.7
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 95%

 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 4,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $909
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