MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 23:01
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
73.8% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 213
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 422
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 234
Reflection 199
Parallax 216
62% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 217
Splatting 171
59% 179 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$32
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 70 59 57 53 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 482
Write 352
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 82.2
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 37.8
134% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 87.9
DQ Mixed 111
101% 159 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
346GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 135 139 140 137 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 137
Write 138
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 138
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 109%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
689GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 96 97 97 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 97
Write 39.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 89.2
83% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.5
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 21.6
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 72%
Great: 105%
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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 7,030 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
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HDDRAMUSB
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