MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics187% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '18 at 04:09
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$362
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
1-Core 152
2-Core 302
107% 227 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 802
87% 675 Pts
64-Core 797
54% 797 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,060
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.81
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
187% Outstanding
Lighting 662
Reflection 615
Parallax 776
174% 684 fps
MRender 561
Gravity 662
Splatting 323
188% 516 fps
Poor: 136%
This bench: 187%
Great: 198%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 512GB
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM13.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 221 374 139 137 372 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 418
Mixed 362
SusWrite 254
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.1
160% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 195
184% 288 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 95%
G-drive SSD 1TB
930GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 397 392 393 393 398 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 362
Write 374
Mixed 286
SusWrite 393
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 39.2
4K Mixed 26
90% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 158
114% 147 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 87%
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$192
373GB free
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 417 416 420 419 422 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 418
Mixed 317
SusWrite 417
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.5
165% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 197
168% 244 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-3200C16-4GVKB 04CD F4-3200C16-4GVK 04CD F4-3200C16-4GVK 04CD F4-3200C16-4GVKB 16GB
3600, 3600, 3600, 3600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 41.2
MC Write 42.2
MC Mixed 33.8
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.8
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 33
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 102%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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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 6,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $935
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