MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161114
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 12:44
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i7-7700-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 112
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 378
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 435
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 76%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 299
Parallax 345
101% 325 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 304
Splatting 229
104% 243 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$113
68GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 66% Great: 110%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
34GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 130
Write 66.7
Mixed 115
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.23
75% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 104%
WD Elements 25A2 2TB
388GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 15% Great: 44%
Samsung G2 Portable 320GB
28GB free, PID 6032
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Read 41.6
Write 42.3
Mixed 34.9
51% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.28
39% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 34.4
104% 36.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 26.7
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
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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 1,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $837
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