MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics20.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User URY-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 i7-7700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
72.2% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 307
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 336
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 340
50% 336 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.57
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
20.7% Poor
Lighting 60
Reflection 60
Parallax 60
18% 60 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 60
Splatting 60
31% 60 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 20.7%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
234GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 141
Write 92.9
Mixed 113
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.24
92% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSE.16FBD 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
44.4% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 13.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 46%
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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 2,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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