MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817)

Performance Results

Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 60%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7817
MotherboardMSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150330
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 09 '16 at 17:04
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.8% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 374
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 383
57% 381 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
MSI(1462 2740) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.300.1025.0
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 83.8
Parallax 142
36% 110 fps
MRender 58
Gravity 90.7
Splatting 86.3
33% 78.3 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 128GB-$147
4GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 358
Write 53.8
Mixed 103
37% 172 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 28.3
122% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 33.5
66% 138 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 102%
Maxtor STM3160815AS 160GB
11GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
26.1% Poor
Read 35.1
Write 55.6
Mixed 56.3
37% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.35
80% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown GY1600D364L9S/4G 0793 GY1600D364L9/4G 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 15.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 52%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H81M-P33 (MS-7817) Builds (Compare 5,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 27%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $46

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $402
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