MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive65.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 07 '17 at 16:51
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Memory 90.4
1-Core 119
2-Core 232
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 634
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 634
42% 634 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 109
Reflection 112
Parallax 96.9
88% 106 fps
Gravity 97.9
Splatting 98.2
100% 98 fps
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$265
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 484
Write 292
Mixed 306
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 8.36
92% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.3
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 8.18
19% 36.7 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 100%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
796GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 166
Mixed 157
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.36
145% 1.45 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 108%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 16GB
5GB free, PID 6008
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
33% Below average
Read 140
Write 37.3
Mixed 13.6
58% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 0.007
4K Mixed 0.006
72% 6.48 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 33%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
66.4% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 19.9
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 20.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 103%

 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 3,691 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $929
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