MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.9% 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)
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.
Run History
8 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime23.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 13:49
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
75% Very good
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 390
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 398
59% 397 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 111
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 96.1
33% 97.7 fps
MRender 75.7
Gravity 95.7
Splatting 72.4
35% 81.3 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,959
Write 642
Mixed 535
226% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 41.8
184% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 690
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 230
219% 358 MB/s
Poor: 133% Great: 243%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
124GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 488
Write 392
Mixed 381
93% 420 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 60
205% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 303
234% 322 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
124GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 478
Write 382
Mixed 357
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 55.1
193% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 214
192% 292 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 117%
Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 1TB-$34
25GB free
Firmware: ST6OA3AA
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 84.5
Write 38.2
Mixed 47.5
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 31% Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$117
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 25
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 21.4
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $91

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $836
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