MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 33.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 11:28
Run Duration239 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
33.4% Below average
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 162
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 210
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 282
Parallax 331
102% 314 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 295
Splatting 226
103% 239 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$106
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 410
Write 319
Mixed 272
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 42
148% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 294
236% 333 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
869GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 85 104 97 105 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 102
Write 70.3
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 95.2
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$82
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile)
30.4% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 10.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 7.1
22% 7.67 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 111%
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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 996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $656
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