MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.9% 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 Drive112% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 22 '19 at 15:11
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 453
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 450
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$215
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Lighting 295
Reflection 227
Parallax 247
86% 256 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 244
Splatting 181
82% 191 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 441 440 430 431 308 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 413
Mixed 362
SusWrite 411
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48.5
175% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 255
219% 322 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 39.5
MC Mixed 29.2
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 37.3
SC Mixed 30.6
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 110%
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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 4,975 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $947
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