MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:20
Run Duration76 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 131
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 533
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 535
80% 539 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
49.3% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 165
Parallax 187
46% 159 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 125
Splatting 117
52% 123 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 65%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,292
Write 1,467
Mixed 1180
363% 1,646 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 81.8
282% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 1,260
DQ Mixed 1,008
792% 1,082 MB/s
Poor: 162% Great: 274%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
85% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 24.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 85%
Great: 84%
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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 3,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,052
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