MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive106% 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.
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
13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 12 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:19
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 574
78% 572 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 354 356 302 316 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 353
Mixed 327
SusWrite 316
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 46.6
171% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 197
177% 265 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
Great: 102%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
80GB free, PID a20c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
30.6% Below average
Read 78.9
Write 77.9
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 66
83% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 Kingston KHX3000C15D4/8GX 16GB
3180, 3180, 3180 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 42.9
MC Mixed 37.1
114% 40 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 33.8 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%

 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 1,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $884
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