MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 169%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 140%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics224% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive274% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 13 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
CPU throttled at 86% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
1 day ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 20:21
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 86%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Memory 88.4
1-Core 100
2-Core 200
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 549
58% 452 Pts
64-Core 553
37% 553 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4860
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
5.81% Terrible
Lighting 7.2
Reflection 9
Parallax 7.6
6% 7.93 fps
MRender 9
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 11.5
6% 9.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.81%
Great: 6%
Nvidia RTX 3080-$700
Palit(1569 2206) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 473.62
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
224% Outstanding
Lighting 297
Reflection 274
Parallax 312
240% 294 fps
MRender 317
Gravity 245
Splatting 185
206% 249 fps
Poor: 139%
This bench: 224%
Great: 227%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$170
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 760 657 635 654 641 624 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
274% Outstanding
Read 1,933
Write 1,065
Mixed 1,028
SusWrite 662
260% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 252
4K Mixed 83.2
321% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,452
DQ Write 1,189
DQ Mixed 1,414
1,033% 1,352 MB/s
Poor: 215%
This bench: 274%
Great: 400%
Seagate Expansion+ 5TB
693GB free, PID 2323
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 116 118 123 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 90.3
Write 117
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 119
138% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.6
170% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 58%
Seagate Expansion+ 5TB
3.5TB free, PID 2323
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 128 132 133 129 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 100
Write 127
Mixed 43
SusWrite 130
137% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 58%
WD Elements 25A3 12TB
333GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 185 178 184 183 180 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 156
Write 163
Mixed 124
SusWrite 182
214% 156 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 1.2
338% 9.43 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 101%
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G 250GB
55GB free, PID 0578
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 223 216 220 217 218 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
237% Outstanding
Read 317
Write 322
Mixed 307
SusWrite 237
401% 296 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 30.1
2,588% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 56.5
DQ Mixed 32.5
3,131% 39 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 237%
Great: 300%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.2
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 23.6
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $733
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