MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 68.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.7% 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 Drive87.2% 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 (14%). 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 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 11 '18 at 03:21
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
68.5% Good
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.5
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 349
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 330
51% 342 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 78%
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 above expectations (62nd percentile)
58.7% Above average
Lighting 165
Reflection 172
Parallax 224
58% 187 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 157
Splatting 124
60% 139 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
224GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 395
Mixed 410
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 40.1
149% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 68
102% 192 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 500
Write 396
Mixed 406
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 21.8
126% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 36.5
58% 105 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$58
918GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 106
Write 113
Mixed 101
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.25
92% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 62%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 213
Write 182
Mixed 160
138% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.33
122% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 113%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.1
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 21.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 84%
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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 596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $671
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