MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 11 months 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)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 20:17
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Memory 75.2
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 408
56% 407 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 186
Parallax 204
57% 203 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 208
Splatting 166
57% 176 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 492
Write 445
Mixed 346
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.7
190% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 278
209% 280 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
928GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 186 198 200 178 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 131
Mixed 87.1
SusWrite 182
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.7% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 14.9
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 89.9
44% 89.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 91%
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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 1,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $654
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