MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 09:26
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$171
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 424
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.2% Good
Lighting 253
Reflection 216
Parallax 251
66% 240 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 230
Splatting 173
62% 184 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$235
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 381 322 302 297 293 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 432
Mixed 379
SusWrite 327
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 59.3
197% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 325
244% 325 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 115%
Great: 132%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.5% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.8
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 103%

 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 2,283 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $967
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HDDRAMUSB
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