MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
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 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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive242% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:39
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i5-6500-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 102
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 410
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 411
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
PowerColor(148C 2358) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
66.3% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 156
Parallax 258
68% 204 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 163
Splatting 179
65% 156 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 480GB-$180
355GB free
Firmware: O0803B5a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 486
Write 249
Mixed 267
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 22.1
98% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 12.5
65% 152 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 77%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$199
277GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 2,653
Write 1,331
Mixed 1,385
393% 1,790 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 26.1
178% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 54.8
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 136
89% 102 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 242%
Great: 279%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
79.3% Very good
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 23
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.6
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 87%
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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 3,792 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) - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,144
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