MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
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 97.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:47
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 25%

 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 i7-7700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 137
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 482
108% 474 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 756
MC Mixed 688
106% 706 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Lighting 236
Reflection 203
Parallax 234
73% 224 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 217
Splatting 164
76% 177 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Chronos 120GB-$98
40GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
50.8% Above average
Read 194
Write 90.8
Mixed 142
31% 142 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 13.8
109% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 46.2
60% 108 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 70%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$52
8GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 492
Write 191
Mixed 227
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 9.9
81% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 1.3
20% 44.7 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
877GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 173
Mixed 162
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.31
98% 1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-023.A00G Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CPB 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.4
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.1
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 71%
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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 1,461 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $720
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