MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 64.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime24.6 Days
Run DateDec 08 '19 at 10:43
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.6% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 236
79% 170 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 412
48% 367 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Lighting 211
Reflection 191
Parallax 205
56% 202 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 206
Splatting 164
56% 171 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 373 413 424 414 405 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 414
Mixed 353
SusWrite 385
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 44.5
155% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 347
263% 354 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 107%
Great: 125%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$80
591GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 154 152 155 156 155 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 136
Mixed 100
SusWrite 154
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 85%
Seagate M3 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 132 131 128 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 101
Write 136
Mixed 90
SusWrite 129
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.7% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 18.3
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 15.4
34% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 74.8
54% 74.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.7%
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 6,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $856
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