MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 76.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 12:43
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 105
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 400
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 397
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Lighting 152
Reflection 172
Parallax 194
52% 173 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 178
Splatting 122
65% 151 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$30
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 52 35 62 63 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
46% Average
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 53.2
64% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 46%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
748GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 160 161 161 163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 155
Mixed 110
SusWrite 161
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.3% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.2
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 22
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170M-A PRO (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 96 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $466
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