MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 85.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:04
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 409
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 589
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 638
95% 639 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 197
Parallax 208
69% 212 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 204
Splatting 161
73% 170 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$108
305GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 75% Great: 129%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$54
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
60% Good
Read 427
Write 194
Mixed 179
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 4.81
82% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 2.98
55% 131 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60%
Great: 87%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$88
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 144
Write 141
Mixed 129
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.25
92% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$143
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 23
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 80%
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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 4,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,050
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