MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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)
Memory13.1 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 21:19
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
93% Outstanding
1-Core 152
2-Core 298
106% 225 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 584
80% 584 Pts
64-Core 577
39% 577 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93%
Great: 88%
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 as expected (57th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 385
Reflection 318
Parallax 404
100% 369 fps
MRender 369
Gravity 382
Splatting 237
105% 329 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
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 6,888
Write 59.5
Mixed 121
489% 2,356 MB/s
4K Read 894
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 5
1,363% 301 MB/s
Poor: 25% Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
205GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 174 174 174 177 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 191
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 175
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 162 160 158 162 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 112
Mixed 97
SusWrite 159
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.9%
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 (56th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 20.6
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 21.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 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.

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 6,531 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: 60% - Above average Total price: $895
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