MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive125% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 23:17
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 466
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 703
MC Mixed 671
99% 664 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$320
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Lighting 306
Reflection 284
Parallax 339
98% 310 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 284
Splatting 225
101% 236 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 294 289 288 279 257 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 487
Mixed 399
SusWrite 302
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 65.1
225% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 360
269% 359 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 125%
Great: 124%
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB-$139
4GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 472
Write 318
Mixed 169
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 32.1
152% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 121
128% 214 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$56
751GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 122 121 122 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 122
Write 107
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 121
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
397GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 121 123 122 124 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 182
Write 151
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 123
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x16GB-$254
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24.6
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 24.7
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 87%
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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 4,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,022
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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