MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics91% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '19 at 12:16
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.3% Very good
1-Core 133
2-Core 235
88% 184 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 631
66% 516 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Lighting 164
Reflection 163
Parallax 371
43% 233 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 352
Splatting 214
94% 258 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 91%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$51
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 477
Write 456
Mixed 362
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48.9
168% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 319
241% 321 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
218GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 415 457 478 478 480 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 472
Mixed 400
SusWrite 460
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 56.3
180% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 89.5
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 312
212% 248 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 114%
Great: 133%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$160
98GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 80 83 85 84 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 73.5
Write 72.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 82.8
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
261GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 140 138 140 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 164
Write 176
Mixed 85
SusWrite 139
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
37.9% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.8
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 7.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 105%
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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 6,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $935
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Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti $155Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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