MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 78%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.5% 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 Drive191% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime3 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 22:51
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-6700-$303
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 360
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 587
85% 571 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$208
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2327 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 217
Parallax 236
75% 233 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 229
Splatting 179
83% 193 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$75
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 681 446 444 448 457 437 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 2,250
Write 461
Mixed 1,166
SusWrite 486
239% 1,091 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 56.9
191% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 429
DQ Write 88
DQ Mixed 146
136% 221 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 191%
Great: 339%
Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB-$45
39GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 54 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 50
Write 59
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 54.7
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.7
168% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$124
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
66.7% Good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 19.8
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 110%
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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 2,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $606
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