MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (36%). 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 12:30
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
79% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 254
89% 190 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 586
65% 499 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$522
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 353
Reflection 275
Parallax 389
93% 339 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 359
Splatting 222
96% 268 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 498
Write 486
Mixed 394
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 61.6
213% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 65.4
58% 83.1 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$108
218GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 464 471 485 482 487 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 479
Mixed 408
SusWrite 474
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 48.2
198% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 282
223% 307 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 123%
Great: 133%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$160
98GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 86 86 85 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 76.3
Write 60
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 85
52% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
261GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 140 142 143 141 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 143
Mixed 85
SusWrite 140
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 24.1
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 21.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77.6%
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 6,973 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
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: $890
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