MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 72%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive88.5% 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)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 19:58
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 as expected (56th percentile)
72% Very good
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.1
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 374
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 392
61% 404 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72%
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
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 166
Reflection 165
49% 166 fps
Poor: 46% Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
236GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 394
Mixed 408
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 45.5
167% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 42.1
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 114
97% 135 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 503
Write 395
Mixed 405
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 24.2
142% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 80.3
DQ Mixed 24.2
29% 49.6 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.5%
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)
61.5% Good
Read 103
Write 111
Mixed 104
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 62%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 181
Mixed 163
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.29
122% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 107%
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)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.3
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.9%
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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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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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