MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 80.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.3% 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 Drive84.1% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 21:05
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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)
80.1% Excellent
Memory 93.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 204
80% 134 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 393
53% 388 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gigabyte(1458 368A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
45.3% Average
Lighting 54.9
Reflection 65.1
Parallax 56.2
46% 58.8 fps
MRender 71.9
Gravity 54.3
Splatting 52.3
41% 59.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$63
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 100 54 56 54 52 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 495
Write 341
Mixed 304
SusWrite 79.7
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 41
155% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 109
126% 215 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
3TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 198 200 197 199 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 161
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 195
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
44.6% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 12.3
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 13.3
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 47%

 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 2,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $852
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