MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics183% 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 Drive333% 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)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime15.8 Days
Run DateAug 16 '19 at 17:59
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
75.4% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 217
82% 170 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 546
61% 470 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 93%
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 (74th percentile)
183% Outstanding
Lighting 676
Reflection 619
Parallax 744
178% 680 fps
MRender 540
Gravity 654
Splatting 333
185% 509 fps
Poor: 149%
This bench: 183%
Great: 196%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$200
600GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1469 1508 1491 1432 1472 1459 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
333% Outstanding
Read 2,505
Write 2,141
Mixed 1,499
SusWrite 1,472
426% 1,904 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 91.3
301% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 942
DQ Mixed 1,094
821% 1,103 MB/s
Poor: 227%
This bench: 333%
Great: 378%
TOSHIBA-TR200 960GB
894GB free
Firmware: SBFA12.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 431 427 185 104 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 434
Mixed 339
SusWrite 283
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 44.1
163% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 236
202% 295 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB-$118
636GB free
Firmware: GN001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 102 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 92
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 101
56% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 55%
Toshiba MK4058GSX 400GB
82GB free
Firmware: FF011M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
16.2% Very poor
Read 28
Write 29.3
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 28.1
19% 26.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
88% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 27.7
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 27.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88%
Great: 97%
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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 6,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $981
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