MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 77.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics14.4% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 02:09
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Memory 92.6
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 364
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon 550
XFX(1682 9550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
Lighting 50.2
Reflection 80.7
Parallax 67.1
13% 66 fps
MRender 59.3
Gravity 46.2
Splatting 72.5
14% 59.3 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S3512G 512GB
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X6107000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 385 395 401 400 408 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 339
Mixed 236
SusWrite 393
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 54.9
194% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 270
213% 297 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
WDBRPG5000ANC-WRSN 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 102000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1176 840 845 844 845 845 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
272% Outstanding
Read 2,018
Write 1,451
Mixed 1,445
SusWrite 899
325% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 74
262% 99.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,366
DQ Write 1,148
DQ Mixed 1261
944% 1,258 MB/s
Poor: 184%
This bench: 272%
Great: 281%
WD My Passport 07A8 1TB
654GB free, PID 07a8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 100 100 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 95
Write 96.5
Mixed 56.6
SusWrite 101
118% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
107% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.3% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 14
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 88%
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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 9,037 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $967
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