MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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. 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 66.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.8% 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)
Boot Drive100% 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
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '17 at 08:57
Run Duration231 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
66.3% Good
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 196
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 360
51% 369 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 195
Parallax 212
59% 211 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 207
Splatting 163
57% 173 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 480GB-$55
176GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 497
Write 419
Mixed 454
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 4.4
80% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 6.11
65% 150 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 72%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 456
Mixed 477
107% 481 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 29
128% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 123
143% 246 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 100%
Great: 124%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$174
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 181
Mixed 179
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 3.44
4K Mixed 0.6
173% 1.68 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
991GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 163
Mixed 144
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.19
71% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 114%
Hitachi TOURO Mobile 1TB
672GB free
Firmware: 0
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 96
Write 81.7
Mixed 88.9
67% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.18
69% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 51%
Great: 56%
ASMT 2115 250GB
189GB free, PID 1153
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
24.1% Poor
Read 49.8
Write 50.4
Mixed 32.5
55% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.26
75% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 290%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
70.2% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 21.8
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 81%
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 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 3,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $650
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