MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics86.2% 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 Drive43.2% 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 15:02
Run Duration260 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 28%
Watch Gameplay: 5600-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Memory 89.2
1-Core 118
2-Core 228
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 437
58% 428 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5600-XT-$300
Ram: 6GB, Driver: 21.5.1
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
86.2% Excellent
Lighting 106
Reflection 121
Parallax 152
86% 126 fps
MRender 95.1
Gravity 110
Splatting 77.7
87% 94.4 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 120GB
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UE5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 17 103 84 71 66 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 412
Write 273
Mixed 196
SusWrite 78.2
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 11.7
61% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 64.4
DQ Mixed 33.1
40% 70.3 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 53%
Seagate ST3500830AS 500GB-$150
381GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 69.6
Write 40.9
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 73.3
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G266681 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 13.9
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 94%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 66: 9R 7G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
66% 25% 65 298 218 30 27" 1920 1080 ACR06F7 XZ272 P
History: Score 27: 1R 4G 10B | Score 55: 7R 5G 5B | Score 66: 9R 7G 0B
Typical Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 3,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $932
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