MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive149% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 12:46
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 254
90% 190 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 482
66% 484 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Lighting 230
Reflection 203
Parallax 216
60% 217 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 218
Splatting 165
60% 178 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MyDigitalSSD BPX NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$60
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM03.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 285 923 337 227 862 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
149% Outstanding
Read 1,062
Write 229
Mixed 340
SusWrite 471
115% 526 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 45.9
170% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 907
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 292
287% 478 MB/s
Poor: 104%
This bench: 149%
Great: 197%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$58
45GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 153 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 489
Mixed 401
SusWrite 179
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.3
200% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 353
268% 361 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
306GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 106 107 111 108 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 110
Write 105
Mixed 39
SusWrite 108
66% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 169%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
315GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 135 131 135 133 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 100
Write 63
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 133
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.5% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 24.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 110%
Take a copy of your results

 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 7,030 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $838
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $58
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback