MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 78.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.1% 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)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '18 at 01:00
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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)
78.5% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 414
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 414
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1270 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
61.9% Good
Lighting 183
Reflection 168
Parallax 236
62% 196 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 170
Splatting 123
62% 143 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$117
236GB 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)
88.5% Excellent
Read 506
Write 398
Mixed 408
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 24.8
140% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 43
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 24.7
29% 49.5 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
166GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 394
Mixed 406
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 24.4
140% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 42.2
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 112
93% 128 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.1%
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 (94th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 104
Write 113
Mixed 104
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.23
88% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
845GB 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)
108% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 184
Mixed 160
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
118% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
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 (72nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 22.2
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 21.6
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.2%
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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