MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 70.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics72.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive50.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 11:32
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.7% Very good
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 97.7
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 364
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 393
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
EVGA(3842 6368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 202
Parallax 211
71% 218 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 208
Splatting 157
73% 169 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$140
118GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
50.1% Above average
Read 260
Write 166
Mixed 142
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 17.7
76% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 40.3
60% 115 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
324GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 153
Mixed 147
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.2
66% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$167
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.8
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 26.8
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.4%
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 1,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $671
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