MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 96.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 09:40
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 485
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 678
100% 673 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 184
Parallax 203
63% 198 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 193
Splatting 129
69% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 400
Mixed 414
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 18.8
124% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 106
132% 236 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 135%
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$66
47GB free
Firmware: P0330AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 486
Write 253
Mixed 269
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 23.4
92% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 41.1
49% 80.3 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 23
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 101%
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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 2,286 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: 80% - Excellent Total price: $745
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