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 (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics48.4% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 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 06:31
Run Duration76 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 531
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 538
80% 538 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
48.4% Average
Lighting 111
Reflection 170
Parallax 177
42% 152 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 118
Splatting 125
53% 128 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 64%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,300
Write 1,466
Mixed 1,186
364% 1,651 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 80
281% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 962
DQ Write 1,293
DQ Mixed 987
785% 1,081 MB/s
Poor: 159% Great: 271%
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)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 27.1
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 25.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 83%
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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 3,453 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,040
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