MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics97.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive130% 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 23 '21 at 13:28
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
79% Very good
Memory 84.5
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 229
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 616
65% 506 Pts
64-Core 620
42% 620 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 462.31
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
97.3% Outstanding
Lighting 120
Reflection 132
Parallax 120
97% 124 fps
MRender 94.5
Gravity 125
Splatting 113
97% 111 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 EVO 1TB-$97
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 453 489 491 464 490 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 474
Mixed 445
SusWrite 449
104% 458 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 64.7
217% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
268% 355 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 130%
Great: 138%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$80
201GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 102 101 103 101 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 109
Write 103
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 101
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 109%
WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB
20GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 112 113 111 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
67.4% Good
Read 123
Write 105
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 111
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.9
226% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 81%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
23.7% Poor
Read 32.6
Write 37.3
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 37
47% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
142% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 59%
DISK 8GB
8GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.4 6.6 6.3 5.9 6.5 6.6 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
4.55% Terrible
Read 16.9
Write 3.2
Mixed 1.2
SusWrite 6.4
7% 6.93 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
11% 1 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.55%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$62
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.3% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.3
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 21.4
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 18.4" 1280 720 GSM4B91 W1941
Typical H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

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