MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 59.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.9% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 09:18
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.9% Above average
1-Core 96
2-Core 182
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 332
44% 326 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 155
Parallax 286
57% 215 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 191
Splatting 179
52% 166 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Z3-64 64GB
57GB free
Firmware: 1.86.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 70 77 70 71 70 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
44.7% Average
Read 281
Write 156
Mixed 175
SusWrite 95.5
39% 177 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 20.4
84% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 42.4
DQ Write 47.8
DQ Mixed 75.2
48% 55.1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 60%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$37
453GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 115 118 112 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 141
Write 143
Mixed 39
SusWrite 120
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB
929GB free
Firmware: SBM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 106 99 111 102 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 113
Write 75.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 105
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-2400 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 19.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 84%
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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 6,751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $882
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