MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive169% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '21 at 06:41
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Memory 94.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 501
68% 501 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
60.5% Good
Lighting 75.7
Reflection 78.6
Parallax 79.7
61% 78 fps
MRender 67.8
Gravity 75.2
Splatting 71.5
60% 71.5 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Bc501 NVMe SK hynix 512GB
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80001C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 688 685 504 364 335 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
169% Outstanding
Read 1,082
Write 800
Mixed 483
SusWrite 518
160% 721 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 51.7
206% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 558
462% 660 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 169%
Great: 168%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-3200C16-8GVKB 029E CMK16GX4M2D3600C18 04CD F4-3200C16-8GVKB 029E CMK16GX4M2D3600C18 32GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
110% Outstanding
MC Read 39.7
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 35.6
113% 39.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 46.8
SC Mixed 31.3
95% 33.2 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 110%
This bench: 110%
Great: 111%

 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 4,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,040
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