MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.3% 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 Drive101% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 04 '18 at 22:25
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
66.3% Good
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.2
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 334
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 333
52% 346 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 141
Reflection 166
Parallax 204
51% 170 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 141
Splatting 120
55% 130 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$117
309GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 508
Write 399
Mixed 414
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 22.8
128% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 24.3
53% 101 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
199GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 396
Mixed 409
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 36.8
146% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 115
128% 216 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$60
918GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 104
Write 113
Mixed 103
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
636GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 172
Mixed 160
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.25
112% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21.6
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 22.4
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $747
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