MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 76%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 61%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive84.6% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '21 at 20:48
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 516
71% 516 Pts
64-Core 515
34% 515 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.3% Very good
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 111
Parallax 101
79% 103 fps
MRender 90
Gravity 100
Splatting 99.8
80% 96.6 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
CT1000BX500SSD1 1TB
830GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR030
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 418 219 27 91 16 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 513
Write 421
Mixed 384
SusWrite 181
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 25.8
145% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 36.4
84% 167 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 23.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 23.9
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 89%

 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 4,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,035
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