MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 89.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics110% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
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 09 '19 at 21:01
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 (76th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 134
2-Core 264
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 516
69% 507 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$443
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
110% Outstanding
Lighting 388
Reflection 317
Parallax 401
102% 369 fps
MRender 359
Gravity 380
Splatting 233
111% 324 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 110%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,156
Write 52.5
Mixed 15
430% 2,074 MB/s
4K Read 779
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 6.8
1,189% 262 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
205GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 183
Write 189
Mixed 85.5
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 115%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$70
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 162
Write 112
Mixed 90.7
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 44% 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 (53rd percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.6%
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 2,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $946
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