MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics3.72% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:25
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i5-7400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
78.6% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 411
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 409
62% 410 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
MSI(1462 8A9F) 2GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 405 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
3.72% Terrible
Lighting 11.9
Reflection 12.7
Parallax 8.8
3% 11.1 fps
MRender 12.3
Gravity 12.9
Splatting 7.1
6% 10.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.72%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$79
79GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 477
Write 261
Mixed 263
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 11.5
88% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 28.9
72% 156 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 25.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 24.8
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 57.6
69% 57.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 97%
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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 2,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,051
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