MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 15 '17 at 04:58
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 430
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 441
66% 441 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
MSI(1462 3286) 3GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 178
Parallax 188
63% 194 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 202
Splatting 159
73% 170 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 144
Write 128
Mixed 138
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.15
53% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$30
214GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
49% Average
Read 83.3
Write 85.7
Mixed 69
59% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 6.52
4K Mixed 0.62
205% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.8
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22.6
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H170A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $912
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