MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 12:21
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i5-7600K-$249
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 556
126% 557 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 551
83% 555 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$200
Device(1DA2 E353) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1440 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
66.7% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 192
Parallax 253
65% 210 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 180
Splatting 140
68% 158 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Scorch M2 256GB
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 217 216 197 218 211 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 561
Write 627
Mixed 641
SusWrite 255
117% 521 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.5
169% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 596
DQ Mixed 364
350% 554 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 119%
Great: 153%
Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB
49GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 409 403 400 407 412 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 254
Mixed 288
SusWrite 402
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 49
179% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 171
162% 258 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 113%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 139 140 141 143 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 144
Write 109
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 140
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
255GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 123 125 125 126 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 130
Write 104
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 125
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 128 127 129 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 124
Write 109
Mixed 72
SusWrite 129
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$60
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 11.7
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.6
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 48%
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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 3,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $915
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