MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive104% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (42%). 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)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:49
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 96.3
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 410
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 344
53% 355 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$135
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Lighting 110
Reflection 86.4
Parallax 96.5
32% 97.6 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 94.6
Splatting 72.4
35% 80.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
25GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 392
Mixed 404
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 74.2
4K Mixed 41
150% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 105
132% 236 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
755GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 171
Mixed 164
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.36
138% 1.41 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
225GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 158
Write 147
Mixed 143
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 108%
WD My Book Elite 1TB
147GB free, PID 1111
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Read 37.3
Write 37.2
Mixed 36
48% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.17
58% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.7% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 20.7
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 18.3
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 81%
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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 459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $880
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