MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '19 at 23:12
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 137
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 466
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 723
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 180
Parallax 200
63% 195 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 193
Splatting 127
69% 159 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$350
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 278 279 273 274 277 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 400
Write 280
Mixed 272
SusWrite 276
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 38
166% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 273
214% 296 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
739GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 130 131 130 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 134
Write 131
Mixed 62
SusWrite 131
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
99% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 30.2
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 41.5
SC Mixed 30.8
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 5,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $949
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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