MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics55.2% 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 Drive64% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 22 '18 at 14:59
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Relative performance (0th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
1-Core 22.5
2-Core 45.5
16% 34 Pts
4-Core 93.5
8-Core 94.9
13% 94.2 Pts
64-Core 94.5
6% 94.5 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega 64-$480
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 46.1
Reflection 86.3
Parallax 302
23% 145 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 393
Splatting 300
96% 293 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$230
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 318 306 250 377 293 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64% Good
Read 453
Write 406
Mixed 324
SusWrite 300
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 31.2
4K Mixed 22.4
64% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 143
111% 153 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 64%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$27
27GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 83 81 84 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 60.4
Write 70.8
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 83.6
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 72%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 137 138 131 136 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 121
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 134
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FAR1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 20.6
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 9
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 175
23% 175 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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