MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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. 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 65.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.9% 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 Drive254% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 30 '20 at 17:35
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.9% Good
Memory 75.3
1-Core 102
2-Core 196
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 321
45% 325 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2302 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 236
Reflection 199
Parallax 222
62% 219 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 211
Splatting 175
59% 184 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$179
491GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1013 1184 1272 1323 1250 664 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
254% Outstanding
Read 1,627
Write 1,450
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 1,118
305% 1,357 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 69.8
234% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,212
DQ Write 949
DQ Mixed 1,045
791% 1,068 MB/s
Poor: 237%
This bench: 254%
Great: 376%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
595GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 167 170 172 173 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 110
Write 110
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 168
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
60.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 20.3
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 17.9
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 89.8
44% 89.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 98%

 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 2,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $947
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Intel Core i7-9700K $300Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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