MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 19:51
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 404
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 702
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
Zotac(19DA 2370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 190
Parallax 208
63% 200 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 192
Splatting 132
70% 162 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 383 315 305 282 258 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 487
Mixed 365
SusWrite 330
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.5
200% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 119%
Great: 134%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$45
595GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 170 170 172 173 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 123
Write 129
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 171
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 31.2
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 28.7
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 101%
Great: 93%
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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 3,839 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $969
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HDDRAMUSB
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