MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 71.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.06% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive222% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJul 06 '21 at 11:26
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G4600-$136
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Memory 92
1-Core 102
2-Core 199
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 292
40% 295 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
5.06% Terrible
Lighting 6.3
Reflection 3
Parallax 7.1
5% 5.47 fps
MRender 5.4
Gravity 6.3
Splatting 10.7
5% 7.47 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.06%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SNVS500G 500GB
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFK0N01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1356 422 503 525 506 568 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1,369
Write 1,786
Mixed 1,331
SusWrite 647
289% 1,283 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 77
270% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,156
DQ Write 844
DQ Mixed 1,034
763% 1,012 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 222%
Great: 246%
Adata XPG EX500 250GB
69GB free
Firmware: 9301
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 42 44 44 44 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
24.4% Poor
Read 41.4
Write 46.2
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 43.4
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSA.M8FADM 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.9% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.4
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 16
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 23.5" 1280 720 SAM0D20 S24F350
Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $975
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