MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics75.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.3% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 27 '19 at 17:19
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
66.8% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 419
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Lighting 307
Reflection 272
Parallax 291
78% 290 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 271
Splatting 212
72% 223 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3106000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 70 73 71 73 74 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 431
Write 354
Mixed 347
SusWrite 98.5
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 20.5
114% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 31.7
76% 156 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 67%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$67
915GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 150 152 153 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 185
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 151
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 12.1
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 48%
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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 5,674 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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