MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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 Drive80.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151022
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:37
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$292
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 129
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 426
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 652
97% 647 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 302
Parallax 316
102% 318 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 301
Splatting 231
105% 245 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$89
13GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 482
Write 338
Mixed 244
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 24.1
103% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 13.9
66% 150 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
268GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 171
Write 140
Mixed 138
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.24
105% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.M8FA 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
66.7% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 19.9
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 75%
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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 2,778 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,097
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