MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics29% 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 Drive55.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:57
Run Duration949 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i3-6100-$112
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
65.8% Good
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 304
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 306
46% 304 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1242 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
29% Poor
Lighting 81.1
Reflection 47.1
Parallax 99.8
27% 76 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 125
Splatting 60
30% 66.5 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 29%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$58
22GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 469
Write 186
Mixed 220
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 9.71
82% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 50.6
DQ Mixed 25.1
23% 35.2 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$53
147GB free
Firmware: SD1A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 92.9
Write 92.5
Mixed 87.5
68% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.47
110% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905599-029.A00G 9905678-041.A00G 8GB
2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 27.1
SC Mixed 22.6
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 73%
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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 3,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,038
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