MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 91.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics141% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 24 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 23 '21 at 15:15
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$266
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 635
72% 554 Pts
64-Core 664
44% 664 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3975 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
141% Outstanding
Lighting 176
Reflection 180
Parallax 190
142% 182 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 166
Splatting 136
139% 171 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 141%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 194 197 190 197 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 486
Mixed 380
SusWrite 217
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 60.8
202% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 121%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
109GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 482 484 485 477 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 474
Mixed 396
SusWrite 472
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 65.6
220% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 134%
Great: 132%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$63
672GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 173 172 173 167 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 167
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 172
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
380% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 28.4
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 29
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $841
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