MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.5% 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 Drive36.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 24 '17 at 12:35
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 134
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 498
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 541
80% 538 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Asus(1043 856B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.5% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 122
Parallax 132
44% 133 fps
MRender 85
Gravity 128
Splatting 87.8
43% 100 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB-$40
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6.0.3b Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 331
Write 104
Mixed 122
40% 186 MB/s
4K Read 7.09
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 4.46
57% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 17.7
DQ Write 13.6
DQ Mixed 9.19
9% 13.5 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
733GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 159
Mixed 53.7
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 95%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$156
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 28.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 24.3
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 86%
Great: 86%
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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 4,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $106

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,011
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HDDRAMUSB
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