MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 74.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.8% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime19.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 18:31
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User HUN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 above expectations (62nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 388
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 388
58% 390 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 206
Parallax 219
70% 218 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 214
Splatting 164
76% 176 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 494
Write 396
Mixed 413
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 38.2
130% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 73.9
DQ Mixed 103
64% 70 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
878GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
90% Excellent
Read 163
Write 151
Mixed 153
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
616GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 154
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.32
112% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 107%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$60
653GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 97.6
Write 107
Mixed 94.4
75% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.27
92% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$148
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 24.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 82%
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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 2,283 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $715
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