MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 14 '18 at 12:08
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$178
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Memory 87
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 205
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 394
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$147
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
35.1% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 133
Parallax 177
36% 149 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.1
35% 105 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$150
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 495
Write 463
Mixed 317
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 54.8
196% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 292
228% 314 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
144GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 108 109 109 108 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 110
Write 86.8
Mixed 69
SusWrite 107
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 115%
JetFlash Transcend 16GB
9GB free, PID 4000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 16 15 16 16 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
7.89% Terrible
Read 22
Write 9.7
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 15.8
16% 12.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
20% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.89%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 25.3
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 22.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%

 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 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $612
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