MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJul 16 '19 at 01:44
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 433
54% 407 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 396
Reflection 388
Parallax 400
104% 395 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 406
Splatting 257
108% 302 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 108%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 155 154 158 153 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 486
Mixed 399
SusWrite 184
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 64.1
222% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 357
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 116%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
462GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 160 160 161 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 136
Write 126
Mixed 74
SusWrite 160
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
604GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 188 192 193 193 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 137
Mixed 86
SusWrite 191
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
264GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 79 79 79 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 78.5
Write 78.2
Mixed 31
SusWrite 79
89% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.3% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 13.3
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.3%
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 6,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $934
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