MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:40
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 394
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 395
60% 404 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
68.9% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 160
Parallax 284
73% 217 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 166
Splatting 182
66% 159 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB-$110
9GB free
Firmware: X61130WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 488
Write 142
Mixed 145
56% 258 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 21.6
112% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 17.9
68% 155 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 196
Mixed 172
143% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 115%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
67.6% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 23.6
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 15.3
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 67.6%
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 2,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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: 78% - Very good Total price: $775
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