MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.5% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory29.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:05
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 537
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 767
MC Mixed 729
108% 721 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$729
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 555
Reflection 538
Parallax 636
181% 576 fps
MRender 290
Gravity 552
Splatting 298
168% 380 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 173%
Great: 180%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
394GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 498
Write 303
Mixed 272
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 20.8
131% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 13
74% 171 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14/16G KHX2400C15/16G 32GB
2133, 2133 MHz
16384, 16384 MB
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 21.8
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 26.1
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 76%
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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 2,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,094
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