MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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)
Memory13 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 21:05
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 524
70% 516 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$444
PNY(196E 1301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 390
Reflection 321
Parallax 443
103% 385 fps
MRender 363
Gravity 381
Splatting 232
104% 325 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
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 6,429
Write 53.5
Mixed 112
456% 2,198 MB/s
4K Read 796
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.2
1,208% 266 MB/s
Poor: 25% Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
205GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 187
Write 184
Mixed 85
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 114%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 162 162 158 159 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 119
Mixed 92.2
SusWrite 159
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 98%
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)
69.6% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 20.6
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 21.6
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 79%
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 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 6,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $879
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