MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84% 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.
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 H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 21:36
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
70.8% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 233
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 443
61% 443 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2531 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 238
Reflection 202
Parallax 214
60% 218 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 218
Splatting 166
60% 189 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 231 256 219 214 211 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 464
Write 287
Mixed 258
SusWrite 233
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 23.2
4K Mixed 41.3
115% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 65.4
120% 238 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84%
Great: 105%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$75
227GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 107 108 109 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 142
Write 132
Mixed 91.6
SusWrite 108
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
399GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 136 136 136 136 136 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 141
Write 130
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 136
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 26.5
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 90%
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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 H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 1,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $637
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