MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% 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 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920x1200x4294967296 szín
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 00:52
Run Duration281 Seconds
Run User HUN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 396
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 578
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 645
95% 635 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 295
Parallax 340
99% 315 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 295
Splatting 232
104% 241 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Purple 4TB (2014)-$128
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 121
Write 120
Mixed 117
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.27
97% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 94%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$89
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 121
Write 102
Mixed 125
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.14
67% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 99%
WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017)-$180
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 138
Write 134
Mixed 101
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.24
92% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78%
Great: 97%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$82
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 125
Write 124
Mixed 88.6
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.22
99% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
783GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 116
Mixed 156
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.28
118% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 109%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$89
420GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 93.3
Mixed 85.5
68% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.25
103% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 99%
WD Purple Surveillance 4TB (2017)-$119
70GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 113
Write 113
Mixed 111
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.25
108% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
66.3% Good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.1
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 108%
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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 4,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,048
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