MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 15.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics80.8% 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 Drive52% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 23:16
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Memory 20.6
1-Core 19
2-Core 37.7
16% 25.8 Pts
4-Core 55.8
8-Core 110
10% 82.8 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$408
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2131 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Lighting 106
Reflection 100
Parallax 345
28% 184 fps
MRender 213
Gravity 306
Splatting 227
84% 249 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$144
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 191 122 249 119 193 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
52% Above average
Read 361
Write 257
Mixed 244
SusWrite 183
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 19
63% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 151
112% 151 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 52%
Great: 94%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
652GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 168 181 183 173 142 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 182
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 171
102% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSCK.8FBD 859B BLS8G4D26BFSCK.8FD 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.5% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 4.7
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 7.3
19% 6.7 GB/s
Latency 316
13% 316 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 77%
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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 7,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $913
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