MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 78.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.5% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 05:20
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
78.5% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 245
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 494
68% 495 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$167
CLim: 1386 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 181
Parallax 268
56% 218 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 207
Splatting 133
53% 163 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$34
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R080 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,422
Write 1,039
Mixed 896
248% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 274
4K Mixed 20.7
248% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 428
DQ Write 45.3
DQ Mixed 17.4
68% 163 MB/s
Poor: 105% Great: 207%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
513GB free
Firmware: MK7OA840
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 139 141 141 136 142 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 148
Write 148
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 140
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 24
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 23.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82%
Great: 95%
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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)

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