MSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 61.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics13.7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7788
MotherboardMSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130929
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 15:50
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-2600-$283
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.3% Good
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 86
SC Mixed 92.8
73% 91.1 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 288
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 463
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R9 255
HP(103C 7925) 2GB
CLim: 930 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
13.7% Very poor
Lighting 37.9
Reflection 39.6
Parallax 52.8
13% 43.4 fps
MRender 26.8
Gravity 33.9
Splatting 40
14% 33.6 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 13.7%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP74
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 18 16 14 20 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
11.8% Very poor
Read 22.5
Write 23.5
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 18.6
16% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
411GB free
Firmware: 16.01H16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 116 117 117 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 117
Write 118
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 116
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 13.9
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 14
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) Builds (Compare 1,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $292
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