MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics34.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive84.7% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 02:02
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 513
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 511
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
34.4% Below average
Lighting 106
Reflection 66.3
Parallax 102
32% 91.3 fps
MRender 80.6
Gravity 98.1
Splatting 73
36% 83.9 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
144GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 503
Write 352
Mixed 379
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 10.4
114% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 14.1
77% 174 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS824A.C8FDD1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 11.7
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 13.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 47%
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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 3,059 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) - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,144
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