MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 82.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.1% 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 Drive61.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 04:37
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 i5-6600K-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
SC Int 102
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 435
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 435
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660 Ti-$362
Nvidia(10DE 1000) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 108
Reflection 88.2
Parallax 141
37% 112 fps
MRender 84.2
Gravity 134
Splatting 67.2
42% 95.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra 3D 500GB-$73
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61110RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 478
Write 239
Mixed 270
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 12.7
91% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 32.1
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 10.4
17% 32.7 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
394GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 145
Write 135
Mixed 105
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.29
84% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.4% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 11.8
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 8.9
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 132
30% 132 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 88%
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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 4,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $841
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