MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics109% 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)
Memory12.8 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 21:37
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 152
2-Core 300
102% 182 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 578
79% 578 Pts
64-Core 579
39% 579 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 96.3%
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 (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
109% Outstanding
Lighting 381
Reflection 316
Parallax 401
100% 366 fps
MRender 367
Gravity 377
Splatting 234
110% 326 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 109%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 25 29 18 19 31 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: 165 163 166 167 167 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 175
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 166
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$75
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 159 162 162 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 116
Mixed 106
SusWrite 159
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 92.4%
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 above expectations (61st percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 20.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.6%
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 1,911 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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HDDRAMUSB
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