MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics86.1% 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 Drive73.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:09
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 i7-6700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.7% Very good
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.1
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 342
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 585
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Lighting 273
Reflection 242
Parallax 261
83% 259 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 245
Splatting 195
88% 206 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$78
41GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 478
Write 258
Mixed 265
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 14.9
102% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 53.6
84% 163 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
224GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
32.3% Below average
Read 56.1
Write 55.8
Mixed 56.2
42% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.41
110% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
215GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 120
Write 80.4
Mixed 63.1
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.37
76% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$162
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
60.9% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 19.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 17.3
SC Mixed 14.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 92
44% 92 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 79%
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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 2,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $131

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,076
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