MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 51%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '24 at 16:08
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700K-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
76% Very good
Memory 84.2
1-Core 112
2-Core 208
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 564
58% 465 Pts
64-Core 548
34% 548 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$143
EVGA(3842 1667) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 546.33
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
68.2% Good
Lighting 83.3
Reflection 106
Parallax 67.1
68% 85.6 fps
MRender 93.7
Gravity 87.3
Splatting 75.3
69% 85.4 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 81%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$109
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2320000
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 362
Write 155
Mixed 140
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 10.2
56% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 86
DQ Mixed 31
48% 92.5 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 71%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$69
166GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 106 97 105 104 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 119
Write 124
Mixed 80
SusWrite 103
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 84%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$54
854GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 100 105 100 100 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
70.1% Very good
Read 142
Write 148
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 102
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
128% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston 9905599-020.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 17.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 18.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 6: 0P 0R 1G 3B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
6% 11% 36 213 58 60 31.5" 1280 720 AOC3202 32G2WG3
Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 3,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $943
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