MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 97.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics140% 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)
Memory12.3 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 05:02
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 135
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 563
QC Mixed 507
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 512
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$480
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3530 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 411
Reflection 335
Parallax 428
129% 392 fps
MRender 376
Gravity 402
Splatting 250
149% 342 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 140%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,910
Write 52
Mixed 110
489% 2,357 MB/s
4K Read 788
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
1,196% 264 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 80%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
207GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 191
Write 190
Mixed 89.5
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 113%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 150 153 148 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 156
Write 144
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 152
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 88.3%
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 (55th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 21.6
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.7%
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 5,437 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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