MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive128% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 22:49
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 512
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 727
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 292
Parallax 346
100% 316 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 288
Splatting 228
102% 239 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$77
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 290 294 293 294 264 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 495
Mixed 412
SusWrite 308
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 68.3
232% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 128%
Great: 124%
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB-$139
4GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 462
Write 260
Mixed 146
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 32.9
155% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 116
124% 210 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$57
751GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 121 122 122 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 115
Write 112
Mixed 78
SusWrite 122
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
380GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 126 127 128 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 174
Write 182
Mixed 86
SusWrite 126
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x16GB-$245
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.9% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 12.6
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 88%
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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 3,653 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $963
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $77
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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