MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics135% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '19 at 04:26
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-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 i5-7600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 112
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 485
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 527
MC Mixed 483
71% 478 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$480
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 385
Reflection 318
Parallax 448
126% 384 fps
MRender 363
Gravity 378
Splatting 233
141% 325 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 135%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,972
Write 42.3
Mixed 104
354% 1,706 MB/s
4K Read 753
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 4
1,148% 254 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 80%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
207GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 192
Write 162
Mixed 84.7
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 113%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 163 160 163 163 163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 152
Write 142
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 161
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL15-15-15 D4-2133 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 19.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $946
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