MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 25 '17 at 01:58
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 405
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 463
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 151
Parallax 211
64% 189 fps
MRender 91.7
Gravity 93.8
Splatting 143
44% 110 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
105GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 360
Mixed 370
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 32.2
147% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 103
135% 247 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 101%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 157
Mixed 165
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 23.9
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 21
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 92%
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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 2,761 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,078
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