MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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.
Graphics79.2% 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 Drive77.6% 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.
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 DateMay 17 '18 at 07:33
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-6600-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 451
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 455
68% 455 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2481 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Lighting 251
Reflection 208
Parallax 219
74% 226 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 223
Splatting 176
83% 194 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 120GB
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 518
Write 301
Mixed 412
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 12.7
107% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 13.5
60% 124 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 85%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$53
443GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 134
Write 120
Mixed 118
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
316GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 149
Write 128
Mixed 119
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.29
108% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 107%
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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
78.4% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 24.5
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 25.6
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.4%
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%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $809
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