MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics74.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive45.6% 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 (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 16 '17 at 15:40
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
14% Very poor
SC Int 19.4
SC Float 21.4
SC Mixed 21.5
17% 20.8 Pts
QC Int 62.1
QC Float 66.4
QC Mixed 64.7
15% 64.4 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 114
MC Mixed 114
17% 114 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 14%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Lighting 136
Reflection 152
Parallax 327
65% 205 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 306
Splatting 235
109% 249 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$56
62GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 417
Write 116
Mixed 161
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 10.9
65% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 10.1
23% 44.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
805GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 157
Mixed 147
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.31
101% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$113
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 16.7
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 7.4
19% 6.8 GB/s
Latency 188
21% 188 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 78%
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 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 2,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $973
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