MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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. 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 84.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics77.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.6% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '18 at 14:37
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 496
65% 483 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
77.7% Very good
Lighting 308
Reflection 276
Parallax 301
81% 295 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 283
Splatting 225
78% 238 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M500_MTFDDAK480MAV 480GB
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 429
Mixed 445
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 29.4
135% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 58.4
110% 219 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 100%
SanDisk Cruzer 64GB
59GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
11.7% Very poor
Read 22.7
Write 7.1
Mixed 12.7
16% 14.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.86
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 1.36
127% 2.69 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 11.7%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 27.7
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 25.5
75% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 102%
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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 7,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $936
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HDDRAMUSB
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