MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 84%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 02:02
Run Duration294 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 115
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 435
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 459
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 171
Parallax 203
59% 186 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 176
Splatting 120
64% 148 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE200 SSD 240GB
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM60.9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 498
Write 292
Mixed 315
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 7.63
92% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 12
67% 153 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$66
62GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 76.5
Write 78.5
Mixed 72.4
57% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.42
95% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 68%
USB DISK 2.0 8GB
4GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
5.16% Terrible
Read 19
Write 4.51
Mixed 7.13
10% 10.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.74
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.03
23% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.16%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-051.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.1
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 68.3
58% 68.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 74%
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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 4,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
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