MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 99.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98% 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 Drive67% 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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 20:00
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU6%

 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 i7-7700K-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 503
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 675
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$368
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
98% Outstanding
Lighting 315
Reflection 294
Parallax 301
93% 303 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 292
Splatting 232
109% 244 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 98%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
190GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
67% Good
Read 464
Write 172
Mixed 208
61% 281 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 16.5
101% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 28.3
66% 138 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
79.6% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 23.2
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 24.7
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 84%
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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 730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,261
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