MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics76.8% 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 Drive81.5% 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.
Run History
15 months ago, 15 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateApr 18 '20 at 09:55
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 205
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 380
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.59
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76.8% Very good
Lighting 97.9
Reflection 111
Parallax 92.4
79% 100 fps
MRender 93.4
Gravity 91.4
Splatting 97.7
74% 94.2 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 115 114 113 112 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 471
Write 140
Mixed 188
SusWrite 124
50% 230 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 32.7
144% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 188
160% 241 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 130%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
801GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 107 105 105 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 105
Write 95.7
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 106
129% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.4
168% 2 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.6% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 20.9
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 19.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 102%

 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 4,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,035
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