MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. 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 65.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive81.7% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 2 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:05
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$149
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
65.7% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 412
56% 411 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
Zotac(19DA 9454) 2GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
28.4% Poor
Lighting 108
Reflection 70.9
Parallax 121
28% 99.9 fps
MRender 81.5
Gravity 105
Splatting 78.6
28% 88.4 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Lexar SSD 120GB
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 411 431 415 126 126 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 434
Write 382
Mixed 343
SusWrite 295
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 22.6
128% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 50.5
80% 151 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 89%
WD Elements 25A2 2TB
2TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 103 103 104 106 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 97.3
Write 98.7
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 98.9
115% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF1G64AZ-2G3B1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
45.8% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 12.3
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 45%
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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 6,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $896
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