MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics80.2% 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 Drive67.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory48GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 48GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory44.8 GB free of 48 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 07 '17 at 16:14
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User LBN-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
79.7% Very good
Memory 77.6
1-Core 116
2-Core 232
80% 142 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 620
69% 531 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.2% Excellent
Lighting 105
Reflection 114
Parallax 97.2
85% 105 fps
MRender 94.3
Gravity 92.6
Splatting 97.5
75% 94.8 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$300
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 508
Write 337
Mixed 343
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 9.15
88% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 63.9
DQ Mixed 9.1
18% 34.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 101%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$42
556GB free
Firmware: AX1P2C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 86.2
Write 92.3
Mixed 81.3
65% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.19
65% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 3x16GB
3 of 4 slots used
48GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.9% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13.8
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 98%

 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 3,662 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: 60% - Above average Total price: $885
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