MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 85.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive44.9% 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 H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-6700-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
85.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 422
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 654
MC Mixed 593
91% 607 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$408
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Lighting 281
Reflection 259
Parallax 243
83% 261 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 283
Splatting 227
101% 236 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF3000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 513
Write 124
Mixed 164
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 24.1
4K Mixed 4.67
47% 15.8 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 46.2
DQ Mixed 7.88
25% 56.8 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 53%
Seagate ST1000NM0011 1TB
879GB free
Firmware: SN03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 134
Write 136
Mixed 109
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.66
145% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$219
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 23.4
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $808
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