MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics23% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive40.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateJul 23 '20 at 21:16
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
64.8% Good
Memory 76
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 166
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 318
43% 314 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$240
Asus(1043 04BE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1326 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
23% Poor
Lighting 84.3
Reflection 78.2
Parallax 122
22% 94.7 fps
MRender 61.3
Gravity 83.8
Splatting 42.9
23% 62.7 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 23%
Great: 27%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$35
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF510000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 25 25 9.8 156 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 381
Write 242
Mixed 200
SusWrite 85.9
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 12.2
52% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 86
DQ Mixed 44.6
49% 83.7 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2666 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30.3% Below average
MC Read 12.3
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 10
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 3.7
14% 4.83 GB/s
Latency 88.3
45% 88.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI H170 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $651
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