MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 19:05
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 544
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 548
82% 547 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70% Good
Lighting 216
Reflection 184
Parallax 194
64% 198 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 204
Splatting 163
74% 173 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
158GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 404
Mixed 414
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 34.3
113% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 113
142% 254 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 178
Mixed 157
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.38
138% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 29.8
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 28.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 56
72% 56 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 97%
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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 2,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $971
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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