MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 25%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 60.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive77.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory23.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 16 '20 at 16:32
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$143
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
60.7% Good
Memory 70.6
1-Core 105
2-Core 219
72% 132 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 344
41% 314 Pts
64-Core 381
24% 381 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 460.79
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.8% Below average
Lighting 30.4
Reflection 56.7
Parallax 29.1
25% 38.7 fps
MRender 56.2
Gravity 55.4
Splatting 46.4
42% 52.7 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 131 119 114 109 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 403
Write 367
Mixed 348
SusWrite 149
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 33.8
119% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 345
260% 349 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 124%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 158 153 159 160 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 170
Mixed 30
SusWrite 157
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$227
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69%
Great: 88%

 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 2,214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 57%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $826
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