MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive28.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170215
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 13:46
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 Pentium G4560-$83
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
62.6% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 294
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 265
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 290
43% 286 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
233GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
254% Outstanding
Read 2,691
Write 1,258
Mixed 1,464
396% 1,804 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 26.4
182% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 414
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 29.7
120% 268 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 254%
Great: 265%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$45
13GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 337
Write 39
Mixed 98.9
34% 158 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 4.03
4K Mixed 5.16
44% 10.8 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 25.5
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 89%
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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 1,142 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) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,313
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