MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics172% 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 Drive255% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 30 '19 at 21:23
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
1-Core 138
2-Core 232
90% 185 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 724
74% 585 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,110
MSI(1462 3717) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Lighting 632
Reflection 556
Parallax 720
166% 636 fps
MRender 517
Gravity 608
Splatting 303
173% 476 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 172%
Great: 197%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$178
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1213 1239 1188 991 922 913 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
255% Outstanding
Read 1,491
Write 1,316
Mixed 1,219
SusWrite 1,078
287% 1,276 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 78.9
263% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,198
DQ Write 946
DQ Mixed 1,044
789% 1,063 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 255%
Great: 357%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 29.8
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.5
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 103%
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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 6,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $894
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