MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% 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 Drive88.7% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:26
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 535
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 560
126% 558 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 566
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 363
Reflection 327
Parallax 387
115% 359 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 330
Splatting 247
117% 271 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 116%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$138
110GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 495
Write 275
Mixed 278
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 27.3
139% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 59.9
95% 184 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 89%
WD Red 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$69
399GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 93.8
Write 93.5
Mixed 88.8
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 33.3
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 29.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 101%
Great: 121%
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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 2,878 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: $1,076
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