MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJun 08 '18 at 21:01
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.9% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 107
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 288
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 602
MC Mixed 575
80% 540 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 444
Reflection 394
Parallax 420
135% 419 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 422
Splatting 258
134% 306 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
174GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 391
Mixed 402
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 40.4
153% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 24.8
89% 197 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 103%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 500
Write 247
Mixed 208
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 14.2
104% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 64.1
85% 159 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
630GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 158
Mixed 159
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.19
65% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 18.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 17.5
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 83.4
48% 83.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 98%
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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 2,277 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $745
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