MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (46%). 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)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 05 '19 at 06:24
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
62% Good
1-Core 96.4
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 324
46% 332 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$135
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Relative performance (0th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Lighting 110
Reflection 107
Parallax 133
29% 117 fps
MRender 84.9
Gravity 99.1
Splatting 71.6
28% 85.2 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$69
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 448
Write 349
Mixed 304
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 47.4
163% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 309
247% 345 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
60GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 188 187 168 190 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 120
Mixed 77
SusWrite 187
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$61
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 24.5
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 21.5
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72%
Great: 89%
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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 857 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $592
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