MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics110% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160317
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 10 '17 at 21:51
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 i7-6700-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 500
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 744
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 100%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2192 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 357
Reflection 312
Parallax 331
108% 333 fps
MRender 225
Gravity 313
Splatting 243
112% 260 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$120
13GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 349
Mixed 358
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 28.7
156% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 84.7
123% 232 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 95%
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$85
4GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 502
Write 150
Mixed 235
64% 296 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 17
140% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 49.8
73% 137 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.6% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 13.4
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 97%
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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 2,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
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