MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 21 '17 at 19:31
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$332
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 524
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 710
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 311
Parallax 316
101% 320 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 312
Splatting 248
111% 259 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
705GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 157
Mixed 153
126% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.35
121% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
StoreJet Transcend 500GB
396GB free, PID 2329
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 10% Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$241
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
MC Read 43.4
MC Write 46.1
MC Mixed 31.4
115% 40.3 GB/s
SC Read 24
SC Write 47.1
SC Mixed 35.5
102% 35.5 GB/s
Latency 45.6
88% 45.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
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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 2,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,193
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