MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 02 '16 at 11:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Memory 83.5
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 216
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 392
50% 369 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7290
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
69.2% Good
Lighting 96.3
Reflection 249
Parallax 294
25% 213 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 263
Splatting 181
72% 208 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$55
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 484
Write 255
Mixed 236
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 19.8
89% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 38.1
88% 188 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
790GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 185
Mixed 151
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.35
111% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
37.2% Below average
MC Read 13.4
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 10.5
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 10.4
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 57%
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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 7,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $920
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