MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive103% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 04 '18 at 22:46
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 423
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 399
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 140
Reflection 165
Parallax 196
50% 167 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 139
Splatting 117
55% 129 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
309GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 394
Mixed 412
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 37
144% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 70.5
75% 118 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 394
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 40.5
152% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 117
130% 222 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 103%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$58
918GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 100
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.16
79% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 62%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
636GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 171
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.36
123% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$77
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.4
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 81%
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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 511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $610
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