MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:22
Run Duration80 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 534
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 548
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 102%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$300
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2248 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Lighting 250
Reflection 219
Parallax 236
76% 235 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 230
Splatting 183
84% 195 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
792GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 159
Mixed 146
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.32
120% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1995 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 21.8
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 91%
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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 3,656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,173
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