MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 15.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics41.4% 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 Drive80.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:02
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
15.8% Very poor
SC Int 23.3
SC Float 25.5
SC Mixed 23.7
19% 24.2 Pts
QC Int 73.9
QC Float 95.9
QC Mixed 77.8
19% 82.5 Pts
MC Int 76.2
MC Float 90.2
MC Mixed 89.9
13% 85.4 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 15.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
41.4% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 125
41% 125 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 122
Splatting 81.7
42% 95.6 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$120
161GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 511
Write 474
Mixed 502
111% 495 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 26
85% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 81
DQ Mixed 45.8
48% 79.4 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 122%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$33
23GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 244
Write 116
Mixed 78.7
158% 146 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.75
565% 8.61 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 5.05
606% 9.44 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 108%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB-$22
0GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Read 42.3
Write 21
Mixed 18.4
30% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.25
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.66
83% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
45% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 20.5
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 6.4
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.6
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 173
23% 173 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45%
Great: 80%
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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 1,564 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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: $673
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