MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.8% 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 Drive91.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:18
Run Duration339 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-6700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
87% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 120
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 434
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 574
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 619
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Lighting 293
Reflection 280
Parallax 303
89% 292 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 266
Splatting 211
102% 224 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
151GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 407
Mixed 403
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 25.8
147% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 95
DQ Mixed 107
71% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$68
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 116
Write 134
Mixed 124
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 86%
WD Elements 1TB
866GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 90.8
Write 94.5
Mixed 91.1
120% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.24
62% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 42%
SanDisk Ultra 64GB
21GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 137
Write 99.2
Mixed 112
144% 116 MB/s
4K Read 5.38
4K Write 3.09
4K Mixed 1.35
171% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 55%
General USB Flash Disk 4GB
4GB free, PID 8003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
5.2% Terrible
Read 19.1
Write 5.16
Mixed 9.2
12% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.82
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.01
20% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.2%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSE.16FAR 859B BLS8G4D240FSE.16FAR 859B BLS8G4D240FSE.16FAR 859B BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.8
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 76%
Take a copy of your results

 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 1,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $238Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $239Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $132SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $143SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback