MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 113%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 40%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 69.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics167% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost any 3D game at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory6.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 11 '17 at 20:50
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-6400-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
69.5% Good
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 336
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 376
57% 378 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$560
MaxC: 2012 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Lighting 425
Reflection 412
Parallax 431
119% 423 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 404
Splatting 258
216% 302 fps
Poor: 147%
This bench: 167%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2009)-$99
8GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
22.5% Poor
Read 43
Write 35.2
Mixed 15.6
23% 31.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.33
74% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FBD1 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
75.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 23
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 22.4
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170M-A PRO (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 50 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 20%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $445
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