MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive46.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display800 x 480 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150730
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 10:59
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 444
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 443
66% 444 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
42.6% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 83.1
Parallax 176
46% 131 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 124
Splatting 91.3
40% 92.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
111GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 497
Write 274
Mixed 336
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 23.6
133% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 18.7
84% 193 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 109%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$180
61GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 476
Mixed 474
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 31.3
149% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 145
154% 254 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 108%
Great: 119%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 443
Write 299
Mixed 227
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 10
4K Mixed 5.65
34% 10 MB/s
DQ Read 16.9
DQ Write 14.9
DQ Mixed 7.54
8% 13.1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$79
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
40.8% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12.1
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 12.3
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 44%
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 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 682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $711
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