MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 11 '17 at 19:34
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-6700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 424
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 617
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 664
98% 658 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
65.6% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
63% 194 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 190
Splatting 126
68% 156 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
165GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 412
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 47.5
182% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 112
143% 257 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
575GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 70.3
Write 79.9
Mixed 79.9
58% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.21
73% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
14GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 94.8
Write 95.6
Mixed 94.6
72% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.22
85% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 22.9
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.5%
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 1,566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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: 80% - Excellent Total price: $673
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