MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 97.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.9% 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.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 21 '17 at 14:51
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 495
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 536
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
EVGA(3842 6264) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2096 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 254
Reflection 209
Parallax 222
75% 228 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 221
Splatting 171
78% 183 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$55
8GB free
Firmware: Z32070RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 515
Write 213
Mixed 200
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 4.04
100% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 0.04
44% 105 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
156GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 134
Write 127
Mixed 128
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
78.1% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.5
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 24.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 79%
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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 2,612 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) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,120
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