MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics185% 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 Drive230% 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
6 months ago, 3 months ago.
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
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 19:47
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 274
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 718
76% 594 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,030
MSI(1462 3717) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Lighting 683
Reflection 596
Parallax 788
179% 689 fps
MRender 534
Gravity 660
Splatting 325
186% 506 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 185%
Great: 197%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$160
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1000 734 678 603 527 549 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,494
Write 1,262
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 682
262% 1,167 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 85.4
283% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,000
DQ Write 833
DQ Mixed 911
684% 915 MB/s
Poor: 219%
This bench: 230%
Great: 361%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 30.5
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 38.4
SC Mixed 30
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.2%
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 6,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $878
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Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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