MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.6% 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 Drive277% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:38
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 549
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 825
MC Mixed 726
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2099 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
76.6% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 216
Parallax 228
73% 228 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 221
Splatting 179
79% 185 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$411
776GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
277% Outstanding
Read 2,849
Write 1,486
Mixed 1,441
423% 1,925 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 36.4
228% 91 MB/s
DQ Read 57.7
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 33
53% 97.3 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 277%
Great: 287%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$64
488GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 92.4
Write 82.1
Mixed 77.1
63% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 25.4
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 29.4
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 90%
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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 2,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,128
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