MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 77.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.1% 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 Drive88.6% 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.
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 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 22:22
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 (96th percentile)
77.3% Very good
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 410
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 409
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.3%
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 (32nd percentile)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 139
Reflection 165
Parallax 205
50% 170 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 140
Splatting 120
55% 130 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
236GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 397
Mixed 410
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 25.9
142% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 125
128% 207 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 136%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$67
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 505
Write 397
Mixed 409
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 24.3
142% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 43.9
DQ Write 79
DQ Mixed 23.9
29% 48.9 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.6%
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 (95th percentile)
62% Good
Read 105
Write 110
Mixed 103
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.18
79% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 62%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 183
Mixed 159
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.31
124% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.2
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 20.7
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 82%
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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 506 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $643
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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