MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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 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 68.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive50.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory1.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit kolorów, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 21:53
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
68.6% Good
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.4
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 346
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 395
57% 379 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$265
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 177
Parallax 282
72% 222 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 195
Splatting 128
67% 154 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB-$50
42GB free
Firmware: Q0125A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 496
Write 43.1
Mixed 98.6
45% 212 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 17.1
80% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 67.7
DQ Mixed 22.1
35% 69.1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 81%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 162
Mixed 162
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.24
108% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 16.8
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 80.6
50% 80.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 105%
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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 2,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,137
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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