MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 64%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime5 Days
Run DateNov 04 '19 at 15:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
64% Good
1-Core 109
2-Core 209
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 423
48% 369 Pts
64-Core 540
36% 540 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 64%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 293
Reflection 255
Parallax 274
77% 274 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 270
Splatting 204
73% 218 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 99 96 101 106 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 65.8
Write 134
Mixed 31
SusWrite 98.9
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.9
240% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
64.9% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 20.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 19.5
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 89%
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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 6,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $878
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