MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.2% 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 Drive96.9% 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 (11%). 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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 02:23
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$192
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 405
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 408
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.7%
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 (31st percentile)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 139
Reflection 166
Parallax 203
50% 170 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 141
Splatting 120
55% 130 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
236GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 503
Write 396
Mixed 408
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 25.7
142% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 41.8
DQ Write 82.9
DQ Mixed 24.9
30% 49.9 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
174GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 393
Mixed 407
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 24.6
138% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 23.9
87% 193 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$45
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)
62.1% Good
Read 103
Write 113
Mixed 103
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
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 (97th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 182
Mixed 166
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.33
120% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
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 (59th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 42%
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 424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $580
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