MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 26.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 06:25
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Memory 42.9
1-Core 14.9
2-Core 24.2
21% 27.3 Pts
4-Core 56.1
8-Core 70.9
8% 63.5 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$693
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
133% Outstanding
Lighting 149
Reflection 153
Parallax 492
39% 265 fps
MRender 253
Gravity 534
Splatting 282
138% 357 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 133%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gamer 120MG100-A1 120GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 293 295 163 157 147 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 397
Write 367
Mixed 276
SusWrite 223
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 27.6
4K Mixed 19.9
62% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 126
105% 150 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
594GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 164 163 163 162 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 152
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 163
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
230% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$89
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
41.7% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 18.1
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 4.1
SC Write 6
SC Mixed 4.8
14% 4.97 GB/s
Latency 189
21% 189 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 107%

 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 1,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $824
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