MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive93% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '20 at 09:23
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Memory 90.6
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 207
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 395
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$170
CLim: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1900 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.8% Above average
Lighting 195
Reflection 159
Parallax 244
51% 199 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 194
Splatting 123
53% 151 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSNS120GBSP 120GB
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: TA5ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 175 197 198 194 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 405
Write 260
Mixed 312
SusWrite 188
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48
176% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 229
177% 242 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
914GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 184 183 184 180 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 170
Mixed 96.9
SusWrite 182
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 110%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSA.M16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
85% Excellent
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 27.8
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 25.3
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85%
Great: 88%

 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 2,555 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: 67% - Good Total price: $853
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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