MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.5% 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 Drive266% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory59.8 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 10:33
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 561
QC Mixed 524
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 783
MC Mixed 731
109% 729 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
38.5% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 79.9
Parallax 120
36% 106 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 114
Splatting 82.4
40% 92.7 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1319 307 310 310 311 310 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
266% Outstanding
Read 2,456
Write 1,469
Mixed 1,281
SusWrite 478
314% 1,421 MB/s
4K Read 61.7
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 84.4
291% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 972
DQ Write 1213
DQ Mixed 1,000
780% 1,062 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 266%
Great: 275%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$225
427GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 9434
Write 8,174
Mixed 8,562
1,945% 8,723 MB/s
4K Read 777
4K Write 395
4K Mixed 412
1,914% 528 MB/s
DQ Read 1,840
DQ Write 1,375
DQ Mixed 1,398
1,102% 1,538 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 194 198 197 197 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 157
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 196
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$646
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
82.9% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 26.4
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 27.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 180%
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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 5,122 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: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $884
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HDDRAMUSB
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