MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 23:10
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Memory 86.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 210
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 398
55% 400 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 134
Write 4.2
Mixed 142
20% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 36.8
141% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 81.1
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 98.2
76% 102 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 73%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
375GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,934
Write 41.2
Mixed 75.5
1,205% 1,683 MB/s
4K Read 668
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 2.8
28,144% 224 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
40.6% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 11.8
39% 13.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 91%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $665
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