MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:11
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 410
93% 408 Pts
MC Int 578
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 630
94% 632 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
65% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 174
Parallax 196
62% 191 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 187
Splatting 127
67% 155 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 453 440 453 463 463 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 462
Write 449
Mixed 376
SusWrite 432
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 46.1
161% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 253
218% 322 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$28
566GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 93 95 95 96 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 107
Write 117
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 95.2
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 24.2
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 24.9
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 4,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,066
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