MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10 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 13:18
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 437
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 426
64% 427 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 298
Parallax 312
100% 313 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 300
Splatting 227
104% 241 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
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: 65% Great: 112%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
37GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 172
Write 94.4
Mixed 129
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.16
92% 1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 105%
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: 46%
Samsung G2 Portable 320GB
28GB free, PID 6032
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Read 41.6
Write 41.8
Mixed 39.1
52% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.28
40% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 34.4
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 28
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,280
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