MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive87.6% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150810
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMar 29 '17 at 15:08
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-6600K-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 405
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 441
65% 434 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 2037 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 304
Parallax 350
103% 330 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 301
Splatting 232
108% 246 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
8GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 503
Write 395
Mixed 407
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 25.3
138% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 83.3
DQ Mixed 24.3
30% 50.6 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
170GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Read 155
Write 155
Mixed 118
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.26
79% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$123
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 13.5
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 87%
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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 2,082 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $941
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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