MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive251% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMay 12 '19 at 00:31
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
65.4% Good
1-Core 111
2-Core 219
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 412
56% 410 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 198
Parallax 213
58% 212 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 216
Splatting 163
57% 176 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)-$92
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 847 848 849 847 840 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 1594
Write 1,533
Mixed 1,476
SusWrite 881
308% 1,371 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 68.4
244% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,445
DQ Write 1,163
DQ Mixed 1,138
897% 1,248 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 251%
Great: 273%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$150
950GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 85 89 92 92 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 49
Write 78.5
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 89.6
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.5
180% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 91%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 112 116 118 119 117 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 92.7
Write 98.7
Mixed 20
SusWrite 115
59% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
64% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$86
445GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 159 159 159 160 160 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 90
Write 76.5
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 158
71% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 100%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
460GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 134 135 136 136 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 146
Write 141
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 135
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$54
32GB free
Firmware: HP36
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 99 94 97 98 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 98.5
Write 62.8
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 96.5
60% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56%
Great: 115%
Generic- USB3.0 CRW -SD 64GB
59GB free, PID 0326, microsdxc
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 29 28 29 29 28 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
31.3% Below average
Read 88.2
Write 63
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 29.3
64% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 4.6
300% 5.4 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$77
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 21.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 20.1
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 110%
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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 6,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $930
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Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $607SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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