MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics176% 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 Drive361% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateAug 06 '19 at 00:24
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.6% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 242
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 638
67% 526 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,100
EVGA(3842 2382) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
176% Outstanding
Lighting 586
Reflection 559
Parallax 729
154% 625 fps
MRender 542
Gravity 624
Splatting 313
178% 493 fps
Poor: 147%
This bench: 176%
Great: 198%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$170
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1900 2057 2054 2109 2129 2130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
361% Outstanding
Read 2541
Write 2,134
Mixed 1,356
SusWrite 2063
454% 2,024 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 69.6
254% 94.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,364
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1199
914% 1,239 MB/s
Poor: 225%
This bench: 361%
Great: 391%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
223GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 204 156 159 196 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 356
Write 279
Mixed 250
SusWrite 178
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 41.7
158% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 246
193% 267 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 95%
WD WD10EURS-630AB1 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 93 94 94 93 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 102
Write 87.2
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 93
65% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
44.1% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 12.2
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 14.4
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 91%
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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 6,574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $839
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