MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 65.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.9% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:44
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
65.6% Good
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 97.3
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 326
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 364
57% 378 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
XFX(1682 3211) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
45.9% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 82.7
Parallax 191
50% 139 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 140
Splatting 91.3
43% 98.3 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7TY128HDHP-000L1 128GB
81GB free
Firmware: MAT03L0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 474
Mixed 483
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 44.8
165% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 102
113% 196 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 111%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
628GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 157
Write 148
Mixed 142
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.18
61% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$31
227GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 113
Write 106
Mixed 92.8
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.72
128% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 74%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
220GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 99.6
Write 101
Mixed 116
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.27
107% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143EB1-CPB 1315 CT4G4DFS8213.C8FDD2 8GB
2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
65.3% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 17.2
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H170M-A PRO (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 75 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,054
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