MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 20:23
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 above expectations (81st percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 105
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 408
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 413
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
Asus(1043 849E) 3GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 203
Reflection 167
Parallax 257
69% 209 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 218
Splatting 111
72% 164 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71%
Great: 81%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$95
563GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 117
Write 173
Mixed 114
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 5.01
4K Mixed 0.65
190% 2.09 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.8% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 25.1
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.2
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 111%
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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 499 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: $748
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