MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Gaming 26%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 37%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics19% 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 Drive54.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 18 '17 at 16:11
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78.8% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 412
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 414
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$107
Gigabyte(1458 36CA) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1333 MHz, MaxM: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
19% Very poor
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 39.7
Parallax 51.1
17% 50.2 fps
MRender 53.8
Gravity 72.8
Splatting 40.1
26% 55.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 19%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$51
54GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 480
Write 190
Mixed 226
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 8.09
78% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 48.5
DQ Mixed 9.18
15% 29.1 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 65%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$50
844GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 109
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.17
85% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-023.A00G 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 11.1
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 11.6
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170M-A PRO (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 55 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: MSI H170M-A PRO (MS-7972)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $445
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