MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 58.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 19:47
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
58.1% Above average
1-Core 98
2-Core 180
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 284
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 302
Reflection 284
Parallax 0.2
79% 195 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 279
Splatting 220
77% 233 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017)-$241
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 133 50 79 74 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 687
Write 597
Mixed 258
SusWrite 106
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 27.4
138% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 246
184% 242 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 154%
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$30
30GB free
Firmware: 3.AFE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 67.5
Write 65
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 54.6
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.7
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 19.7
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 84%
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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 7,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $916
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