MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. 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 78.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics187% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive252% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 03 '19 at 22:53
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
78.7% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 233
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 552
63% 482 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,090
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
187% Outstanding
Lighting 662
Reflection 588
Parallax 758
174% 669 fps
MRender 562
Gravity 663
Splatting 314
188% 513 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 187%
Great: 199%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pcie SSD 1TB
917GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1370 973 1011 1016 1012 1018 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 1432
Write 2,242
Mixed 1,589
SusWrite 1,067
358% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 61.2
220% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 1,498
DQ Write 1,272
DQ Mixed 1,330
1,011% 1,367 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 252%
Great: 272%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$318
480GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 470 453 469 463 470 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 458
Mixed 415
SusWrite 466
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.9
206% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 291
238% 338 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 128%
Great: 135%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 179 179 178 178 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 184
Mixed 38
SusWrite 178
104% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.3
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.4
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64%
Great: 88%
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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 6,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $981
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