MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:55
Run Duration358 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-6500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 414
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 417
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$239
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 227
Reflection 194
Parallax 205
65% 208 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 210
Splatting 164
78% 175 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 120GB
85GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 511
Write 320
Mixed 344
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 9.98
88% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 45.2
94% 192 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 80%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$45
407GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
65% Good
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 115
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.41
110% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65%
Great: 68%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB
0GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
6.18% Terrible
Read 21.5
Write 3.72
Mixed 5.55
10% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.31
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 1.05
67% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.18%
Great: 11%
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 (82nd percentile)
79.6% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 86%
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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 2,555 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,050
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