MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 20:57
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 (66th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 91.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 259
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 443
65% 467 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 373
Reflection 300
Parallax 400
98% 358 fps
MRender 356
Gravity 376
Splatting 231
109% 321 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 20 42 8.2 14 3 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 24% Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
205GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 165 167 164 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 151
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 165
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$75
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 159 158 161 161 159 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 151
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 159
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.5%
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 below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 19.9
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 20
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.2%
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 1,910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $949
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