MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive99.1% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '17 at 18:36
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 477
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 692
MC Float 783
MC Mixed 742
110% 739 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 314
Reflection 300
Parallax 346
101% 320 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 290
Splatting 235
105% 245 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
76GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 427
Mixed 455
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 15.4
136% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 16.7
93% 208 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1K43BB1-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.3% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 13.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 74%
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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 2,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $131

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,076
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