MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.6% 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.
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 H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 31 '16 at 02:08
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i3-6100-$113
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
64.3% Good
SC Int 110
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 294
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 305
45% 302 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$220
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 187
Parallax 194
61% 198 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 205
Splatting 165
80% 174 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
27GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 415
Mixed 462
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 13.7
121% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 13.1
101% 234 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$50
566GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 155
Mixed 106
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.25
72% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.4% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12.6
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 78%
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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 1,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $665
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