MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 68.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.1% 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 Drive41.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (36%). 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)
Memory7.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 13:28
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.7% Good
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 342
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 335
50% 333 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 122
Reflection 116
Parallax 118
37% 119 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 134
Splatting 103
51% 119 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$45
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 47 57 52 44 43 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 168
Write 112
Mixed 143
SusWrite 49.1
26% 118 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 24.9
89% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 58.6
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 56.6
52% 76.7 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 73%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$70
952GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 164 163 165 160 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 176
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 163
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
249GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 139 139 137 138 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76% Very good
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 89
SusWrite 138
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
55.7% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 18.2
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 93.5
43% 93.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 80%
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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 5,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $944
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