MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.7% 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 Drive135% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 19:01
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User AND-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
88% Excellent
Memory 93
1-Core 130
2-Core 248
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 628
70% 539 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$400
Sapphire(1DA2 E37F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
95.7% Outstanding
Lighting 116
Reflection 90.7
Parallax 186
94% 131 fps
MRender 90.1
Gravity 127
Splatting 129
98% 115 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 487 480 488 492 492 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 436
Mixed 369
SusWrite 487
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 66.8
229% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 135%
Great: 134%
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
192GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 493 493 496 497 499 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 462
Write 429
Mixed 310
SusWrite 495
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 43.5
169% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 69.1
129% 255 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 116%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 20.7
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 79%

 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 4,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $632
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