MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 73.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics72.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). 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)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 05:50
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.2% Very good
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.7 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 379
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 397
59% 396 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
MSI(1462 8C94) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Lighting 233
Reflection 199
Parallax 214
70% 215 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 211
Splatting 159
74% 172 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
20GB free
Firmware: Z3106000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 496
Write 376
Mixed 439
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 6.33
90% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 1.62
53% 123 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 71%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 158
Mixed 161
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.17
89% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
MC Read 33
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 27.4
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 24.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 104%
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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 2,604 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) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,082
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