MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.2% 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 Drive91% 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 08 '21 at 07:18
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Memory 84.7
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 389
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.2% Above average
Lighting 64.7
Reflection 101
Parallax 62.8
52% 76.1 fps
MRender 69.7
Gravity 63.7
Splatting 55.1
52% 62.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$57
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1225G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 187 197 199 197 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 197
Mixed 240
SusWrite 190
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 45.2
162% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 170
144% 211 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
923GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 183 183 185 184 184 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 178
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 180
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
243% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 216 203 214 217 218 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 146
Write 171
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 206
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
135% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 22
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 20.3
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 78%

 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 4,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,051
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HDDRAMUSB
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