MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive232% 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)
Memory25.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:14
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 572
QC Mixed 455
118% 522 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 744
109% 729 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 59.4
18% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.8
Splatting 59.8
25% 59.8 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 902 900 868 850 582 488 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
232% Outstanding
Read 1,955
Write 903
Mixed 735
SusWrite 765
241% 1,090 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 59.8
255% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,048
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 376
358% 582 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 232%
Great: 239%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$93
16GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 494
Write 464
Mixed 354
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 50.7
185% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 346
265% 360 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 125%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 95 102 116 116 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 76.3
Write 72.5
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 105
61% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 83%
WD WD30EZRS-00J99B0 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 81 84 83 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 108
Write 67.7
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 81.7
57% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 72%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$95
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 140 141 141 138 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 135
Write 120
Mixed 84
SusWrite 139
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 28.3
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 28.8
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 121%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 4,778 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $959
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