MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.1% 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 Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 23 '22 at 09:00
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Memory 97
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
96% 166 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 427
56% 415 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Asus(1043 8623) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 512.15
Performing below potential (43rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
95.1% Outstanding
Lighting 116
Reflection 128
Parallax 120
94% 121 fps
MRender 93.4
Gravity 125
Splatting 112
97% 110 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 398 280 288 284 284 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 462
Mixed 354
SusWrite 306
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 51.5
176% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 355
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 109%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$46
637GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 175 184 181 178 187 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 103
Write 131
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 180
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 106%
Generic Flash Disk 8GB
8GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.6 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.7 7.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
5.04% Terrible
Read 20.2
Write 1.7
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 7.5
9% 8.4 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
7% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.04%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3067 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
87.5% Excellent
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 27.9
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 28.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 124%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 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
0% 0% 0 36 30 144 24" 1920 1080 BNQ7F31 ZOWIE XL LCD
Typical Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 1,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $752
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