MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics1.43% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive232% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:25
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 545
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 742
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 5450
Dell(1028 010E) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.43% Terrible
Lighting 4.1
Reflection 5.3
Parallax 5.3
1% 4.9 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 2.5
Splatting 4.5
1% 3.63 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.43%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
333GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
232% Outstanding
Read 1,834
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,237
322% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 35.4
200% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 529
DQ Write 419
DQ Mixed 157
204% 368 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 232%
Great: 283%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
65GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 350
Mixed 350
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 26.4
145% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 21.9
93% 211 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC4C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 163
Write 143
Mixed 153
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.27
86% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.6% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.4
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13.3
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 105%
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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 1,666 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) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,058
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