MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.6% 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 Drive97.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151022
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateApr 04 '18 at 21:36
Run Duration344 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 422
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 680
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Lighting 293
Reflection 271
Parallax 332
95% 299 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 280
Splatting 228
101% 237 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 430
Mixed 449
103% 463 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 18.7
123% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 72.3
127% 247 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 101%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
625GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 148
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.32
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.24
129% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90%
Great: 107%
DaneElec Dual Mate 4GB
1GB free, PID 0190
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
6.41% Terrible
Read 21.8
Write 4.7
Mixed 1.51
8% 9.35 MB/s
4K Read 9.15
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
35% 3.06 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.7% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 12.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 16.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 89%
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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 4,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,061
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