MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. 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 101%, 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 07:09
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 149
2-Core 296
105% 222 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 569
78% 572 Pts
64-Core 566
38% 566 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 97%
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 (54th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 387
Reflection 323
Parallax 405
101% 371 fps
MRender 366
Gravity 375
Splatting 233
103% 324 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team L5 LITE SSD 120GB
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1222A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,465
Write 56.5
Mixed 118
460% 2,213 MB/s
4K Read 1,011
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
1,532% 337 MB/s
Poor: 26% Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
206GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 177
Write 174
Mixed 83.5
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 113%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 159 161 162 160 161 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 154
Write 144
Mixed 104
SusWrite 159
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 95%
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 (50th percentile)
68.5% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.5%
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 6,740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $882
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