MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics6.6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
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)
Memory2.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 01:12
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium G4400-$70
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 138
2-Core 260
95% 199 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 268
37% 271 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 8570
Dell(1028 2121) 1GB
CLim: 780 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 20.2.1
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
6.6% Terrible
Lighting 27.9
Reflection 22.5
Parallax 34.1
7% 28.2 fps
MRender 17.3
Gravity 24
Splatting 20.2
7% 20.5 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.6%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3750630AS 750GB-$210
667GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 76 63 73 88 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 88.2
Write 67.1
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 72.9
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143EB1-CPB 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1980 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
40% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.1
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 12.1
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40%
Great: 42%
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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 7,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $870
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