MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:50
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-6600-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 417
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 444
66% 443 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$265
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 204
Parallax 223
71% 220 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 216
Splatting 170
78% 182 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ABA200V 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: MZ4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 116
Write 134
Mixed 106
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
75.9% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.9
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 21.6
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 1,563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $674
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