MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics81.9% 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 Drive56.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 01:50
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
SC Int 22.3
SC Float 25.5
SC Mixed 22.8
19% 23.5 Pts
QC Int 59.9
QC Float 90.5
QC Mixed 90
18% 80.1 Pts
MC Int 88.3
MC Float 96.4
MC Mixed 90
14% 91.6 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$340
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Lighting 115
Reflection 152
Parallax 308
57% 192 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 284
Splatting 221
100% 233 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$59
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 487
Write 333
Mixed 343
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 9.32
47% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 69.8
DQ Write 43.2
DQ Mixed 20.5
25% 44.5 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 97%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 112
Write 141
Mixed 117
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 5.39
4K Mixed 0.45
166% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
38.9% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 14.5
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 8.5
23% 8.1 GB/s
Latency 188
21% 188 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 109%
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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 3,639 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $976
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