MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.5% 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 Drive36% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (57%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:20
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 81.8
SC Float 50.4
SC Mixed 63.9
52% 65.4 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 488
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 382
59% 391 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 274
Parallax 320
97% 301 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 288
Splatting 216
101% 235 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 100 240GB-$229
93GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 462
Write 67.1
Mixed 212
54% 247 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 18.7
4K Mixed 6.33
39% 13 MB/s
DQ Read 47.5
DQ Write 45.4
DQ Mixed 22.2
23% 38.4 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 36%
Great: 66%
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB-$113
1TB free
Firmware: MN6OA800 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 151
Write 133
Mixed 104
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.38
106% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 26.9
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 10.8
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 89%
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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 2,766 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) - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,125
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