MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.7% 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 Drive73.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 14:26
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Memory 96
1-Core 132
2-Core 263
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 493
67% 493 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
PowerColor(148C 2358) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.7% Above average
Lighting 65.6
Reflection 73.2
Parallax 83.7
53% 74.2 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 58.9
Splatting 44.1
48% 55.4 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 128GB
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM02D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 213 199 220 208 232 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 440
Write 287
Mixed 268
SusWrite 212
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 24.8
114% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 151
125% 184 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 73%
Crucial MX500 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 465 466 471 472 471 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 470
Mixed 412
SusWrite 466
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 57.3
194% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 282
235% 338 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 126%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 43.5
MC Mixed 30.8
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 30.5
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%

 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 3,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $935
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HDDRAMUSB
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