MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 76.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics79.3% 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 Drive66.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 08:37
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 below expectations (35th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Memory 87.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 394
53% 390 Pts
64-Core 396
26% 396 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.59
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.3% Very good
Lighting 322
Reflection 293
Parallax 337
84% 317 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 292
Splatting 225
79% 239 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$87
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2333000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 172 177 178 177 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 442
Write 179
Mixed 171
SusWrite 172
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 11.8
110% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 77.6
83% 138 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 71%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$45
112GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 108 114 118 116 117 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 178
Write 149
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 112
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 83%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
67.6% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 18.5
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 86%

 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 2,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $946
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