MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics34.4% 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 Drive69.3% 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
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SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 19:35
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 499
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 516
77% 517 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Lighting 105
Reflection 66.3
Parallax 101
32% 90.9 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 98.2
Splatting 72.8
36% 83.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 147 115 71 64 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 438
Write 281
Mixed 336
SusWrite 109
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 23.8
112% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 174
157% 235 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.3%
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 (71st percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24.8
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 94%
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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 4,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,117
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