MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 19%
Desktop 18%
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 11.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics35.8% 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 Drive30.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateJan 08 '19 at 11:30
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 i7-6700-$312
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
SC Int 13.6
SC Float 17
SC Mixed 14.3
12% 15 Pts
QC Int 42.7
QC Float 63.6
QC Mixed 61.4
13% 55.9 Pts
MC Int 79.7
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 97.1
14% 94.1 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 81.2
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 125
30% 96.8 fps
MRender 78.5
Gravity 119
Splatting 80.9
40% 92.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 60 71 79 70 62 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
30.9% Below average
Read 202
Write 119
Mixed 162
SusWrite 72.8
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 8.7
4K Write 26.6
4K Mixed 13.7
45% 16.3 MB/s
DQ Read 90.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 98.4
74% 97.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
36GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 134 143 132 128 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 166
Write 127
Mixed 74
SusWrite 133
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905622-026.A00G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 16
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.4
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 183
22% 183 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 76%
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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).

Typical H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 2,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $638
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