MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.16% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive122% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJul 29 '20 at 12:00
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Memory 85.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 238
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 627
67% 524 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.7989
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
6.16% Terrible
Lighting 23.9
Reflection 30.1
Parallax 23.4
6% 25.8 fps
MRender 24.9
Gravity 19.8
Splatting 32.2
6% 25.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.16%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 306 305 303 301 301 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 440
Mixed 432
SusWrite 322
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.5
218% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 131%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 141 142 142 143 146 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 158
Write 134
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 142
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.3
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 21.2
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $671
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