MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 74.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.5% 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 18:28
Run Duration80 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
74.5% Very good
SC Int 93
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 95.5
76% 95.4 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 397
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 411
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 138
Parallax 199
54% 165 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 144
Splatting 88
50% 114 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
728GB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
74% Very good
Read 127
Write 131
Mixed 81.7
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.38
108% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$193
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 22.3
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.6%
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 1,726 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $785
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