MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.6% 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 Drive99.9% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime8.4 Days
Run DateMar 24 '17 at 05:32
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i3-6100-$100
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
66% Good
SC Int 109
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 306
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 275
MC Float 307
MC Mixed 300
44% 294 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$142
PNY(196E 11C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 122
41% 114 fps
MRender 80.8
Gravity 126
Splatting 84.6
42% 97.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Ignite 240GB-$80
151GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 503
Mixed 513
115% 513 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 15.9
121% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 69.1
117% 230 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2133 C14 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.6% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 20.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 80%
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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 2,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $955
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