MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive93.3% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
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)
Memory20.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateJan 06 '21 at 12:38
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Memory 86.2
1-Core 119
2-Core 231
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 440
58% 431 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
35.5% Below average
Lighting 43.9
Reflection 47.1
Parallax 57.4
36% 49.5 fps
MRender 46.2
Gravity 43.8
Splatting 33.1
36% 41 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba Q300 240GB-$85
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 117 159 165 160 56 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 420
Mixed 356
SusWrite 151
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 42.8
163% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 182
173% 272 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
170GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 149 150 150 150 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 145
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 149
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C12D4/4GX 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2133C13 KHX2400C12D4/4GX 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2133C13 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
77.4% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.1
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns

 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 2,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $750
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