MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '17 at 19:19
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 118
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 448
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 631
93% 620 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
PowerColor(148C 2358) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1010 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
68.3% Good
Lighting 195
Reflection 155
Parallax 252
66% 201 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 163
Splatting 179
70% 156 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$320
486GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 398
Mixed 347
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 36.6
156% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 92.3
132% 247 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 106%
Great: 119%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
4GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 95.1
Write 71.6
Mixed 77.1
61% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.21
64% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x4GB-$102
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
40.8% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 12.8
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 118%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,042
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