MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics166% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:20
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i7-7700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 509
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 794
MC Mixed 756
112% 750 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$760
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 551
Reflection 534
Parallax 572
173% 553 fps
MRender 276
Gravity 532
Splatting 288
162% 365 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 166%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intenso Sata III 253GB
193GB free
Firmware: P1003B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 516
Write 377
Mixed 434
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 23.3
130% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 32.1
DQ Write 94.2
DQ Mixed 23.1
29% 49.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 95%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 175
Write 111
Mixed 131
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.22
110% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB-$307
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 30.1
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 29.7
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 101%
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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 2,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,067
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HDDRAMUSB
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