MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics131% 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 Drive87.2% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime15 Days
Run DateSep 01 '17 at 01:18
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
75.7% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 364
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 558
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 596
89% 596 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
Gigabyte(1458 3717) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 430
Reflection 388
Parallax 416
131% 411 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 405
Splatting 250
131% 298 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 131%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 120GB-$80
35GB free
Firmware: SBFZ10.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 488
Write 412
Mixed 423
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 12
106% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 9.41
81% 191 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 89%
Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 1TB-$150
196GB free
Firmware: MS2OA5R0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 137
Write 157
Mixed 140
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.2
65% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.8% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 13
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.8%
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 2,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,122
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