MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.9% 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 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 1 month ago.
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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
62.5% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 396
53% 392 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 64%
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 (74th percentile)
5.6% Terrible
Lighting 19.8
Reflection 24.5
Parallax 19.7
5% 21.3 fps
MRender 18.6
Gravity 16.8
Splatting 29.1
6% 21.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.6%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 187
Parallax 203
52% 197 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 193
Splatting 133
52% 160 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 54%
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 (62nd 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: 28%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 56%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$110
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: 59%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
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: 53%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
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 (75th 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: 47%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 81%
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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 760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $620
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HDDRAMUSB
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