MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 69.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics82.1% 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 Drive79.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory17.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateDec 17 '20 at 18:11
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
69.6% Good
Memory 81.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 240
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 453
50% 383 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
Gigabyte(1458 3773) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.1% Excellent
Lighting 103
Reflection 109
Parallax 100
83% 104 fps
MRender 93.7
Gravity 101
Splatting 98.6
81% 97.8 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 167 143 134 132 125 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 379
Write 352
Mixed 288
SusWrite 157
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 31.9
134% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 219
194% 292 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
43GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 137 139 139 153 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 114
Write 120
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 134
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 108%
WD WD10EURX 1TB-$49
216GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 75
Write 75.5
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 80.2
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 88%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$109
318GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 170 178 182 145 120 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 151
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 110%
WD Game Drive 5TB
4TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 116 115 115 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 123
Write 116
Mixed 81
SusWrite 115
146% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.8
293% 3.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.1% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 20
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 83%

 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 4,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,035
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