MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 63.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.9% 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)
Boot Drive39.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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 12 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 31 '19 at 03:00
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
63.5% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 212
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 410
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 194
Parallax 192
54% 199 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 209
Splatting 170
56% 176 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 128GB
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM11.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 77 7.7 40 40 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 465
Write 383
Mixed 102
SusWrite 44.3
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 20.4
4K Mixed 21.7
40% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 58.2
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 173
110% 121 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
164GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 159 159 160 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 138
Write 154
Mixed 104
SusWrite 159
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2133C15-4GVR 04CD F4-2400C17-4GVR 04CD F4-2133C15-4GVR 12GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.2% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.1
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 19.6
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 69%
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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 760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $620
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