MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 79.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.1% 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 (13%). 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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 05 '18 at 01:03
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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)
79.3% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 411
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 418
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
62.3% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 174
Parallax 237
63% 198 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 170
Splatting 125
62% 144 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.3%
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 (19th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 388
Mixed 411
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 25.4
144% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 25.7
86% 190 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 501
Write 389
Mixed 409
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 24.8
142% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 42.8
DQ Write 83.5
DQ Mixed 24.6
30% 50.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.1%
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 (96th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 104
Write 113
Mixed 104
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.19
82% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 62%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
636GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 222
Write 173
Mixed 152
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
112% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 113%
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 (82nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.8
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.1%
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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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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