MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics122% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 15:52
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-6400-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 88.8
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 94.2
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 310
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 369
55% 368 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 387
Reflection 355
Parallax 390
120% 377 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 384
Splatting 238
124% 283 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 122%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$49
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1225G Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 511
Write 199
Mixed 286
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 21
107% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 21.2
65% 140 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 92%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
207GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 155
Write 71.9
Mixed 67
73% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
67.3% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 20.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.3
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 84%
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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 596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $715
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