MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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 (11%). 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 03:22
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 Pentium G4560-$68
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.9% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 292
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 309
MC Mixed 297
44% 292 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$62
217GB free
Firmware: 0C3G37R5
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,591
Write 71.4
Mixed 137
402% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 713
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 8.6
1,093% 242 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 89%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$37
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CR100-12
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 74.5
Write 76.7
Mixed 49.5
50% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.2% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 21.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 104%
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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 3,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $975
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