MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 05:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
27.3% Poor
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 141
40% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 127
22% 153 Pts
64-Core 279
19% 279 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$340
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 228
Reflection 253
Parallax 326
63% 269 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 262
Splatting 174
73% 231 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
FCCT120M500SSD1 120GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 86 86 82 84 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 386
Write 135
Mixed 196
SusWrite 88.7
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 28.6
107% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 146
120% 176 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 75%
WD WD3200AVJS-63WDA0 320GB
279GB free
Firmware: 01.03A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 105 104 106 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 66
SusWrite 105
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
55.3% Above average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 23.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 17.6
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 77.5
52% 77.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 120%
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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 5,671 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $983
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