MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 16:09
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 444
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 737
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Lighting 216
Reflection 196
Parallax 210
66% 208 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 205
Splatting 160
73% 171 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 06.01D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 31 79 59 49 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
26.8% Poor
Read 40.5
Write 82
Mixed 27
SusWrite 53.1
37% 50.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 17.8
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 21.8
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 87%
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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 2,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $803
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