MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics4.58% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive86.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime19 Days
Run DateMay 12 '19 at 20:44
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CYP-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-6100-$118
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
39.3% Below average
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 144
42% 95.8 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 274
34% 257 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6323
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
4.58% Terrible
Lighting 18.8
Reflection 23.4
Parallax 17.8
5% 20 fps
MRender 14.7
Gravity 12.6
Splatting 15.7
4% 14.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.58%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 266 284 154 288 299 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 358
Write 325
Mixed 372
SusWrite 264
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 40.9
133% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 247
206% 298 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-4GIS Kingston 9905665-006.A00G 8GB
2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 14.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 97.9
41% 97.9 ns
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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 2,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

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