MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 19:35
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
79.4% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 111
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 408
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 431
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-6GB-$350
Asus(1043 868E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 107
Reflection 142
Parallax 140
37% 130 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 160
Splatting 159
67% 160 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 292 292 276 197 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 453
Mixed 372
SusWrite 255
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 53.2
184% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 330
250% 335 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
681GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 159 159 162 161 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 143
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 160
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$52
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 22.8
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 21.2
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $704
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $165Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $106
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $117Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $691SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $15
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