MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive97.4% 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.
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 (16%). 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)
Memory4.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 19:20
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
67.1% Good
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 212
72% 156 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 339
50% 360 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
57.9% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 179
Parallax 279
54% 222 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 213
Splatting 134
58% 165 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$77
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 245 63 82 80 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 429
Mixed 366
SusWrite 158
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 52.7
170% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 360
270% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 135%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB
42GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 75 76 75 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 108
Write 114
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 75.5
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 77%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$119
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 190 193 190 192 192 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 190
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 191
109% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
148% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HX424C15PB/4 KHX2133C14D4/4G HX424C15PB/4 KHX2133C14D4/4G 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
67.1% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 23.5
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 101
39% 101 ns
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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 3,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $653
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