MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics83.6% 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 Drive272% 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.
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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 27 '20 at 14:03
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Memory 94.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 450
61% 449 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Lighting 340
Reflection 303
Parallax 331
89% 324 fps
MRender 224
Gravity 303
Splatting 245
84% 257 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$83
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 596 335 335 326 325 321 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
272% Outstanding
Read 2,516
Write 1,472
Mixed 1,062
SusWrite 373
299% 1,356 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 87.1
308% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 971
DQ Write 1,421
DQ Mixed 994
808% 1,129 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 272%
Great: 274%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
75GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 131 120 158 161 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 148
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 147
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2607 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 25
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 25.9
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 89%
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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 8,953 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $962
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HDDRAMUSB
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