MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33.6% 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 Drive66.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
20 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 20 days ago, 19 days ago, 19 days ago, 18 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 13 days ago, 13 days ago, 12 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 23 hrs ago, 20 hrs ago, 49 mins ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:34
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 453
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
33.6% Below average
Lighting 105
Reflection 65.3
Parallax 98.4
32% 89.5 fps
MRender 78.7
Gravity 94.9
Splatting 71.4
35% 81.7 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
137GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 291
Write 349
Mixed 414
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 9.17
97% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 13.9
46% 94.1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24.9
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.3%
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 3,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $117

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,042
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