MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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. 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 93.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 14:54
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
1-Core 139
2-Core 275
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 532
73% 532 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
63.6% Good
Lighting 261
Reflection 221
Parallax 258
69% 247 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 236
Splatting 182
64% 190 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$319
621GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 386 362 314 290 265 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 465
Mixed 412
SusWrite 338
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 64
214% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 362 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 124%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$154
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 28.1
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 37.3
SC Mixed 29.8
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 103%
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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 6,991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $836
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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