MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive97.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 20:30
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 410
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 371
59% 391 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gainward(10B0 13C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1892 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.8% Average
Lighting 3.3
Reflection 172
Parallax 194
22% 123 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 179
Splatting 121
63% 146 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$160
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 367
Mixed 428
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 36.7
140% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 71.1
109% 206 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
830GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 168
Write 143
Mixed 159
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.22
87% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 89%
Great: 106%
Toshiba MK5076GSX 500GB-$54
221GB free
Firmware: GS001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 58.6
Write 66.1
Mixed 64.9
48% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.34
80% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 35.3
MC Mixed 28.8
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 32.9
SC Mixed 22.6
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 87%
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 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 3,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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