MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (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 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 18:47
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (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 Core i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 531
QC Mixed 497
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 497
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1083 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
74% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 169
Parallax 292
78% 230 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 182
Splatting 192
71% 170 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2149
Write 1,426
Mixed 585
304% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 56.9
250% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,067
DQ Write 1,153
DQ Mixed 675
628% 965 MB/s
Poor: 146% Great: 239%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
306GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 12 21 14 43 10 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
5.89% Terrible
Read 1.2
Write 18
Mixed 3.5
SusWrite 19.3
8% 10.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 5.89%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 27.5
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 26
75% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 97%
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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 4,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

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