MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 68.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics103% 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.
Boot Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 23:56
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
68.6% Good
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 333
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 385
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$360
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 302
Parallax 317
101% 317 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 297
Splatting 222
104% 241 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$65
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 96 103 51 77 100 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 461
Write 404
Mixed 293
SusWrite 94.4
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 34.8
122% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 168
143% 209 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 89%
WD Green 750GB (2009)-$86
678GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 75 76 78 78 79 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
44% Average
Read 76
Write 51.3
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 77
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.C8FAD1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
64.5% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 18
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 92.7
43% 92.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 77%
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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 5,044 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: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $963
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