MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics42.9% 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)
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 (68%). 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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 05 '19 at 07:17
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 way below expectations (4th percentile)
45.8% Average
SC Int 61.3
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 66.1
53% 66.5 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 225
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 300
45% 301 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$170
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
42.9% Average
Lighting 119
Reflection 121
Parallax 160
42% 133 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 78.9
44% 102 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 48%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$65
18GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 66 133 130 131 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 154
Write 148
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 123
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56.4% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 19.5
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 10.6
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 144
28% 144 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical H170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $593
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