MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150730
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '19 at 01:15
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 above expectations (81st percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 105
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 388
88% 391 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 397
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 79%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
7.55% Terrible
Lighting 19.8
Reflection 24.5
Parallax 19.7
6% 21.3 fps
MRender 18.6
Gravity 16.8
Splatting 29.1
9% 21.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.55%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 187
Parallax 203
62% 197 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 193
Splatting 133
69% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 1000GB
919GB free
Firmware: UH4400RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 61 70 90 80 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 421
Write 292
Mixed 218
SusWrite 95.1
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 7.4
64% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 62.4
DQ Mixed 30.2
38% 70.2 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 56%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$130
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 68 69 69 68 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 430
Write 381
Mixed 297
SusWrite 106
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 35.1
115% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 59.3
49% 68.7 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
924GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 176 178 178 179 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 166
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 177
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.8
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical H170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $631
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