MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:17
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-6500-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
64.3% Good
SC Int 94
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 97.3
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 314
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 377
55% 367 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 182
Parallax 199
64% 197 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 193
Splatting 126
68% 158 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 240GB-$96
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 505
Write 236
Mixed 336
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 11.7
101% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 12.1
84% 194 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
737GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 164
Mixed 142
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.24
93% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$73
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
38.7% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.2
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 11.2
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 47%
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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 723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $780
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