MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 69.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 18:08
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
69.8% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 107
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 344
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 354
54% 364 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.2% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 192
Parallax 210
65% 205 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 200
Splatting 138
70% 163 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 258 363 376 379 371 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 422
Write 48.5
Mixed 354
SusWrite 340
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 53.6
177% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
136GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 79 71 82 101 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 154
Write 162
Mixed 111
SusWrite 90.6
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.6% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 19.2
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 18.9
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 97.4
41% 97.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 2,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $658
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