MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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%
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 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Memory 91.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 521
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3530 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 411
Reflection 335
Parallax 428
108% 392 fps
MRender 376
Gravity 402
Splatting 250
116% 342 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
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: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
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: 53% Great: 112%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$66
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 150 153 148 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th 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: 47%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 96%
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 (60th 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: 52%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 79%

 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 2,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $963
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