MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 01:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 529
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 734
109% 727 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$519
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 73% Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$97
109GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 107
Write 114
Mixed 123
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 0.59
200% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 103%
Samsung S2 Portable 500GB
138GB free, PID 1f05
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Read 39.1
Write 40.1
Mixed 38.5
51% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.23
50% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.9% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 21.5
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 24.6
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 106%
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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 2,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,073
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