MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 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 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 94.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive122% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateOct 16 '19 at 18:45
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
1-Core 140
2-Core 278
98% 209 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 536
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
64.9% Good
Lighting 262
Reflection 221
Parallax 258
68% 247 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 236
Splatting 183
62% 191 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
621GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 410 283 270 271 257 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 465
Mixed 410
SusWrite 316
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63.4
214% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 362 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 28.1
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 37.3
SC Mixed 29.9
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 104%
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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 6,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $903
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HDDRAMUSB
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