MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160125
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:18
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-6500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 407
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 410
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
69.6% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 158
Parallax 248
67% 204 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 166
Splatting 179
71% 158 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$124
137GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 360
Mixed 425
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 35.9
140% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 71.8
110% 208 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
793GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 162
Mixed 144
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.35
134% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
WD My Book 1TB
931GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
21.7% Poor
Read 38
Write 40.6
Mixed 14.6
38% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.31
92% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 22.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 84%
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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 2,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $103

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $937
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