MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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 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 66.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory23.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 02:25
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 i5-6600-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
66.9% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 208
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 375
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 185
Parallax 187
56% 195 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 192
Splatting 152
53% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$106
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 117 120 129 115 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 161
Write 164
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 118
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 24.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 21.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 82.9
48% 82.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71%
Great: 121%
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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 3,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $650
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