MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 91.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive83.3% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 18:00
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-7600-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 482
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 476
71% 475 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 395
Parallax 418
135% 420 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 421
Splatting 250
134% 305 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 134%
Great: 144%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
116GB free
Firmware: 109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 213
Write 210
Mixed 812
94% 411 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 34.8
153% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 449
DQ Mixed 102
149% 272 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 161%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
245GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 156
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.32
92% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
38.6% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 11.1
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 12.4
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 85.1
47% 85.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 46%
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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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,257
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