MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive146% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 01:46
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 445
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 464
70% 471 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 173
Reflection 164
Parallax 176
54% 171 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 167
Splatting 63.5
55% 124 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme SAMSUNG MZVLV256 256GB
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 266 280 274 188 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Read 1036
Write 306
Mixed 313
SusWrite 248
104% 476 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 38.2
207% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 411
362% 561 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 146%
Great: 142%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 118GB
110GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 112 111 107 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 422
Write 120
Mixed 191
SusWrite 110
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40.4
158% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 130
99% 135 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 102%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 167 172 171 168 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 190
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 170
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
156% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-057.A00G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 24.6
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 16.7
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 77%
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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 4,492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $91

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $790
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