MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics50.5% 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 Drive58.1% 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 (67%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 11:29
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 67%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
48.3% Average
Memory 65.1
1-Core 62
2-Core 115
50% 80.7 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 242
27% 207 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.5% Above average
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 61.7
50% 63.5 fps
MRender 65.9
Gravity 63.3
Splatting 54.6
51% 61.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$35
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 77 43 42 55 50 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 353
Write 297
Mixed 102
SusWrite 74.5
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 29.2
85% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 109
129% 224 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
106GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 46 66 36 33 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
70.1% Very good
Read 166
Write 148
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 77.9
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.4% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 14.2
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 7.8
19% 6.8 GB/s
Latency 113
35% 113 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.4%
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 3,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $929
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