MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics84.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 17:15
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
14.3% Very poor
SC Int 20.8
SC Float 20.9
SC Mixed 22.2
17% 21.3 Pts
QC Int 60.9
QC Float 70.1
QC Mixed 64.7
15% 65.2 Pts
MC Int 99.6
MC Float 124
MC Mixed 118
17% 114 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 14.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Lighting 132
Reflection 150
Parallax 333
63% 205 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 273
Splatting 231
100% 235 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 108%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
810GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 91 99 115 117 128 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 73.2
Write 116
Mixed 48
SusWrite 104
62% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1
163% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.9% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 18.3
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 7.9
20% 7.17 GB/s
Latency 178
22% 178 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 89%
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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 5,115 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: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $935
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