MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 77.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 15:21
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
77.7% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 410
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 411
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$221
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
71.4% Very good
Lighting 205
Reflection 176
Parallax 296
74% 226 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 201
Splatting 132
70% 161 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 390
Mixed 412
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 39.8
163% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 98.3
127% 230 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 170
Mixed 169
133% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 116%
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB-$40
596GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 105
Write 105
Mixed 98.2
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.49
122% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 25.3
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 88%
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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 3,641 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $101

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $935
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HDDRAMUSB
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