MSI MS-179C

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 66.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.69% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemMicro-Star GE72MVR 7RG
MotherboardMSI MS-179C  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 27 '18 at 10:21
Run Duration262 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
66.9% Good
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 90.6
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 328
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 556
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 11DE) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4708
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
7.69% Terrible
Lighting 20.5
Reflection 291
Parallax 20.6
6% 111 fps
MRender 15.1
Gravity 18.3
Splatting 31.8
9% 21.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.69%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn5128gpu7 TOSHIBA 128GB
68GB free
Firmware: 57XA4104
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
695GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3U0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 124
Write 120
Mixed 128
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.17
71% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 76%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB-$6
3GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
24.3% Poor
Read 137
Write 7.98
Mixed 12.5
41% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.04
42% 3.52 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI24D4S7D8MH-16 1x16GB
1 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 12.4
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 9.3
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 80.9
49% 80.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-179C Builds (Compare 566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-179C

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