MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80.9% 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 Drive76% 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)
Memory13.9 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 12:45
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 (98th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 456
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 456
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2481 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Lighting 252
Reflection 214
Parallax 254
78% 240 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 224
Splatting 175
83% 194 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 78%
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 as expected (48th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 521
Write 354
Mixed 415
95% 430 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 12.9
108% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 93.5
DQ Mixed 12.8
24% 46.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76%
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 (57th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 121
Write 118
Mixed 117
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.18
85% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
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 (36th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 155
Write 139
Mixed 151
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.23
104% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.5%
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 (87th percentile)
78.6% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 24.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 25.4
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 81%
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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 664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $804
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