MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 20:37
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75% Very good
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 397
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 369
54% 362 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 181
Parallax 200
62% 198 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 195
Splatting 128
77% 159 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$94
75GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 395
Mixed 406
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 43
164% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 93.9
124% 226 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$71
834GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 158
Write 147
Mixed 152
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.7% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 24.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 81.5
49% 81.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 95%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $684
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