MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive237% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 22:42
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 516
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 520
78% 520 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
10% Very poor
Lighting 25
Reflection 31.4
Parallax 26.9
8% 27.8 fps
MRender 25.3
Gravity 22.5
Splatting 38.4
12% 28.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
452GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
237% Outstanding
Read 2,030
Write 1,525
Mixed 1,637
385% 1,731 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 33
177% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 47.1
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 148
138% 200 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 237%
Great: 242%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$168
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 22.7
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 25.4
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.6%
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 4,316 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) - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,009
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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