MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 Drive76.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateOct 08 '17 at 11:01
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 555
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 565
129% 570 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 568
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2022 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 320
Parallax 334
106% 335 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 318
Splatting 244
111% 257 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
GOODRAM 240GB
95GB free
Firmware: SAFM22.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 500
Write 445
Mixed 479
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 11.7
90% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 10.3
26% 51.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 95%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$76
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 157
Write 147
Mixed 135
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.22
96% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$35
246GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 85.9
Write 104
Mixed 77.5
67% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.44
83% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 72%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB
48GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 149
Write 105
Mixed 120
154% 125 MB/s
4K Read 5.09
4K Write 3.14
4K Mixed 1.04
161% 3.09 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
85% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.8
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 26.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85%
Great: 97%
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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 2,405 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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