MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.1% 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 Drive97.1% 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 05 '18 at 02:25
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 above expectations (85th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 412
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 412
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78%
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 above expectations (60th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Lighting 168
Reflection 167
Parallax 223
58% 186 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 158
Splatting 119
58% 136 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.1%
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 (34th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 504
Write 394
Mixed 410
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 25.5
144% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 42.4
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 24.6
30% 50.2 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
182GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 393
Mixed 408
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 24.4
141% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 24.3
84% 186 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.1%
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 (91st percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 103
Write 108
Mixed 104
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.18
82% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.7%
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 (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 223
Write 173
Mixed 153
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.3
117% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
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 above expectations (63rd percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.3
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 21.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.2%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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