MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive59.8% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 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 20:02
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 131
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 401
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 723
107% 716 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Chronos 120GB-$78
40GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
54.5% Above average
Read 202
Write 107
Mixed 108
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 14.3
117% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 43
60% 112 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 74%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$38
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 492
Write 190
Mixed 225
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 53.8
4K Mixed 10.2
87% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30.8
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 8.65
30% 61.3 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 80%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
877GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 167
Mixed 167
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.33
110% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 112%
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
67.5% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.4
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 16.2
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 67.5%
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 2,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $803
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