MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 78.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). 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)
Memory0.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:04
Run Duration286 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-6600-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.6% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 415
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 419
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
43.2% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 121
Parallax 131
44% 133 fps
MRender 81.5
Gravity 129
Splatting 86.6
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
30GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 492
Write 131
Mixed 205
60% 276 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 13.4
93% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 13.4
31% 59.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$83
930GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 95.4
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.53
124% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 67%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
93GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 115
Write 134
Mixed 104
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 105%
WD My Passport Essential 500GB
234GB free, PID 070a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
13.7% Very poor
Read 33.2
Write 26.9
Mixed 27.7
37% 29.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.21
41% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 13.7%
Great: 17%
hp v100w 8GB
5GB free, PID 3207
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
8.07% Terrible
Read 23.4
Write 9.43
Mixed 11.9
17% 14.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.01
41% 3.64 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.07%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$109
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
68.4% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 21.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 19.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 89%
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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 3,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,178
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