MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive291% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit Farben, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 12:56
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$282
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
90% 190 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 653
73% 561 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 25.20.100.6323
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.25% Terrible
Lighting 24.8
Reflection 31.6
Parallax 26.8
6% 27.7 fps
MRender 24.5
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 37.9
8% 28.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.25%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Nvidia(10DE 1C82) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
30.7% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 83.1
Parallax 122
31% 108 fps
MRender 80.9
Gravity 116
Splatting 85
30% 94 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$200
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1496 1496 1525 1540 1494 1508 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 1,453
Write 1,443
Mixed 1,002
SusWrite 1,510
305% 1,352 MB/s
4K Read 59.4
4K Write 222
4K Mixed 90.3
323% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 937
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 321
408% 725 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 291%
Great: 290%
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$35
50GB free
Firmware: P0801A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 450 136 34 80 52 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 447
Mixed 412
SusWrite 202
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 51.7
188% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 254
204% 282 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 103%
Great: 119%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$48
618GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 40 39 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Read 17.6
Write 37.4
Mixed 26.1
SusWrite 39.2
22% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 76%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
542GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 142 140 140 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 162
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 139
89% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 183%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMV8GX4M1A2400C16 859B BLS8G4D240FSA.16FARG 029E CMV8GX4M1A2400C16 859B BLS8G4D240FSA.16FARG 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
78.6% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 24.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 79%
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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 6,485 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: $929
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