MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics78.8% 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 Drive85.6% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:48
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$204
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 446
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 454
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2481 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 209
Parallax 220
74% 226 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 222
Splatting 175
83% 193 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
34GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 513
Write 340
Mixed 406
93% 420 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 13.7
109% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 12.6
90% 205 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 93%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
355GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
67.4% Good
Read 120
Write 115
Mixed 122
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
300GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 162
Write 134
Mixed 148
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.25
109% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$226
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
78.9% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 24.9
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.6
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 82%
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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 657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
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: $784
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