MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 57.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive61.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (94%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime23.1 Days
Run DateJan 17 '20 at 16:01
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 94%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.9% Above average
1-Core 98.3
2-Core 203
70% 151 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 240
37% 265 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Lighting 196
Reflection 179
Parallax 202
51% 192 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 131
54% 159 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 99 105 103 103 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 382
Write 359
Mixed 315
SusWrite 110
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 22.5
75% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 331
256% 350 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 115%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$47
124GB free
Firmware: AX101U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 78 79 78 77 78 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 99.2
Write 92
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 76.9
54% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$44
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 25.5
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 22.6
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 99%
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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 7,597 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: 62% - Good Total price: $888
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