MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.1% 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.
High background CPU (24%). 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 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 11 '18 at 00:15
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 (98th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 415
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 414
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 79%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1270 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 168
Parallax 235
62% 196 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 170
Splatting 123
62% 143 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62%
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 (12th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 397
Mixed 406
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 25
140% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 43
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 24.5
54% 104 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 136%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$67
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 395
Mixed 407
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 43.3
166% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 79
DQ Mixed 22.8
28% 48.7 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.1%
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 (95th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 105
Write 110
Mixed 104
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 182
Mixed 158
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.26
115% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 112%
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 (81st percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 22.2
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.5%
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
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
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
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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