MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive377% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 25 '19 at 02:31
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 487
64% 475 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$259
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 332
Reflection 262
Parallax 325
85% 306 fps
MRender 233
Gravity 288
Splatting 196
77% 239 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1594 1272 833 829 834 833 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
377% Outstanding
Read 2,711
Write 2598
Mixed 1,940
SusWrite 1,032
463% 2,070 MB/s
4K Read 81.2
4K Write 239
4K Mixed 117
399% 146 MB/s
DQ Read 1,903
DQ Write 1,761
DQ Mixed 1,946
1,429% 1,870 MB/s
Poor: 201%
This bench: 377%
Great: 328%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
137GB free
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 300 300 300 299 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 497
Mixed 379
SusWrite 318
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 69.1
229% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 127%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
624GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 202 201 201 202 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 136
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 200
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 39.7
MC Write 44.9
MC Mixed 36.6
115% 40.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32.1
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
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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 5,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $864
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