MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% 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 Drive99.7% 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 20 '18 at 13:05
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 475
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 476
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$419
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 384
Reflection 371
Parallax 390
119% 381 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 379
Splatting 247
121% 278 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 120%
Great: 131%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 396
Mixed 409
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 33.2
144% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 82
110% 206 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
587GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 120
Write 111
Mixed 113
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.1
42% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$28
465GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 90.5
Write 97.9
Mixed 86.1
69% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.27
60% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 54%
Great: 70%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$12
25GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 155
Write 39.6
Mixed 62.2
89% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 7.31
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.56
124% 3.38 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$151
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.4% Average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.9
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.5
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.4%
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 4,213 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,076
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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