MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
15 days ago, 14 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 10 '17 at 15:36
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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 i7-6700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 482
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 720
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 780
116% 774 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1605 MHz, MLim: 1927 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 202
Parallax 225
71% 219 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 213
Splatting 142
76% 176 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$209
333GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 493
Mixed 457
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 30.8
151% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 64.6
125% 252 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$164
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 41.6
MC Mixed 33
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 34 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
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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 2,912 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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