MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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)
Memory8.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 31 '19 at 12:45
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Memory 84.8
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 198
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 384
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.3% Above average
Lighting 74
Reflection 73.9
Parallax 65.4
60% 71.1 fps
MRender 70.9
Gravity 69.8
Splatting 71.4
56% 70.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$35
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,807
Write 1,238
Mixed 858
287% 1,301 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 64.9
239% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 318
295% 473 MB/s
Poor: 112% Great: 242%
Kingston A400 240GB-$35
172GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 204 307 223 277 265 MB/s
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
73.2% Very good
Read 146
Write 96.2
Mixed 207
SusWrite 260
40% 177 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 37.5
125% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 203
175% 255 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
531GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 180 181 182 173 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 83.5
Mixed 84
SusWrite 178
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 13
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 12.7
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43%
Great: 92%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 1,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $750
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