MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.3% 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 Drive96.8% 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)
Memory5.8 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 20:39
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 way above expectations (93rd percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 410
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 164
Reflection 173
Parallax 218
57% 185 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 156
Splatting 124
59% 139 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
236GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 504
Write 394
Mixed 410
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 25.5
142% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 42.3
DQ Write 81.8
DQ Mixed 25
30% 49.7 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 394
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 24.3
139% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 24.4
85% 188 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.8%
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 (96th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 106
Write 111
Mixed 102
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 62.3%
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 210
Write 183
Mixed 163
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.26
117% 1.23 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 above expectations (68th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 21.9
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.3%
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%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $671
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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