MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics34.1% 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 (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
47.6% Average
Memory 54.6
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 104
46% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 283
34% 254 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.1% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 121
Parallax 160
31% 133 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 78.9
34% 102 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
18GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 66 133 130 131 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th 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: 55%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$70
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: 50%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 88%
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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 1,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $656
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