MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.3% 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 Drive43.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 02:33
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU2%

 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 Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$292
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Memory 93.2
1-Core 115
2-Core 260
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 676
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.2.2
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
52.3% Above average
Lighting 189
Reflection 173
Parallax 254
50% 205 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 190
Splatting 126
53% 153 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$45
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 89 95 75 105 89 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 470
Write 382
Mixed 159
SusWrite 104
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 0.2
35% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 30.5
70% 142 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 85%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$75
45GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,706
Write 7642
Mixed 7,905
1,803% 8,084 MB/s
4K Read 682
4K Write 350
4K Mixed 408
1,742% 480 MB/s
DQ Read 1,621
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 1,065
820% 1,141 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 123%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$83
214GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 66 69 69 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
35.3% Below average
Read 56.2
Write 63.5
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 66.9
39% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
78.1% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 23.8
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 31.3
SC Mixed 23.9
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 111%
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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 8,716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $958
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