MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics78.6% 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 Drive105% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
2 months ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:35
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-6600-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 102
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 116
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 408
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 408
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$265
MSI(1462 3282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Lighting 246
Reflection 222
Parallax 232
75% 233 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 226
Splatting 178
81% 190 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
216GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 398
Mixed 408
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 37.7
158% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 115
130% 222 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
267GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 159
Write 128
Mixed 119
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.22
104% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$33
3GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 41.1
Write 40.6
Mixed 32.8
48% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.57
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 4.69
548% 7.91 MB/s
DQ Read 10
DQ Write 11.4
DQ Mixed 4.64
582% 8.67 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$166
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.7
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 24.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83.7%
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 2,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
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