MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
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 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 40.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics35.6% 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)
Boot Drive88.5% 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.
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180627
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 21:46
Run Duration274 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 44%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i3-6100-$101
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
40.1% Average
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 133
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 225
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 470
Sapphire(174B E349) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1216 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 109
Reflection 148
Parallax 175
29% 144 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 120
Splatting 121
36% 124 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV256HCHP-000H1 256GB
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 72 76 75 70 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 766
Write 101
Mixed 172
SusWrite 73.9
60% 278 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 21.9
112% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 192
207% 366 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 154%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
65GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 22 22 21 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
16.3% Very poor
Read 35.5
Write 15
Mixed 16
SusWrite 21.2
16% 21.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$18
29GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 69 71 72 72 71 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 116
Write 111
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 71.2
66% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 77%
Toshiba MQ01ABD075 750GB-$40
26GB free
Firmware: AX001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 75 77 76 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 68.2
Write 83
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 76.3
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 59%
Toshiba MK1059GSM 1TB
3GB free
Firmware: GL002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 49 48 10 3.3 2.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
19.1% Very poor
Read 41.5
Write 36
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 25
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
66% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 19.1%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5244CB0-CRC Hynix HMA451U6AFR8N-TF 04CB 04CB 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.6% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 21.6
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 11.6
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 88.6
45% 88.6 ns
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $590
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