MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive218% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 13:20
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i5-6600K-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 594
QC Mixed 549
126% 558 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 554
82% 546 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$180
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 180
Parallax 193
61% 191 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 192
Splatting 146
69% 160 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 632 321 320 321 320 319 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
218% Outstanding
Read 1,701
Write 1492
Mixed 602
SusWrite 372
231% 1,042 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 215
4K Mixed 57.3
253% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,045
DQ Write 1,276
DQ Mixed 834
720% 1,052 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 218%
Great: 235%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$39
4GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 462
Write 349
Mixed 307
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 27
138% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 173
143% 208 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 39.7
MC Mixed 29
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 38
SC Mixed 30.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
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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 4,135 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) - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $825
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $288Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $240Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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