MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive109% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 02:20
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i5-6600K-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 425
107% 469 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 417
60% 405 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2862 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 537
Reflection 546
Parallax 655
179% 579 fps
MRender 279
Gravity 552
Splatting 312
168% 381 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 173%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 401
Mixed 414
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 45.7
164% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 118
139% 244 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 126%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
82GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 115
Write 120
Mixed 85.6
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
80GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 66.2
Write 63
Mixed 66.4
49% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$219
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 33.3
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 33.5
SC Mixed 25.8
74% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 89%
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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 4,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,114
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $74G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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