MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics18.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89.7% 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.
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 23 '16 at 07:38
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 483
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 486
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$149
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Lighting 52.1
Reflection 40.4
Parallax 54.4
16% 49 fps
MRender 56.5
Gravity 49.1
Splatting 43.4
28% 49.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
151GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 494
Write 269
Mixed 275
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 29.4
138% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 67.8
108% 211 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 192
Mixed 176
143% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.18
83% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 113%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
717GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 162
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.21
82% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST380215AS 80GB-$45
58GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 72.7
Write 69
Mixed 67.7
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.45
102% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 24.8
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 32.9
SC Mixed 25.6
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 85%
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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 2,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $103

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $918
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