MSI H270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 64.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.24% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI H270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170406
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:42
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User PAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i3-6100-$112
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
64.7% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 306
67% 297 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 307
MC Mixed 306
45% 299 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7A62) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4678
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
7.24% Terrible
Lighting 19.7
Reflection 23.2
Parallax 19.2
6% 20.7 fps
MRender 13.9
Gravity 15.8
Splatting 32.3
8% 20.7 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.24%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 119
Write 146
Mixed 140
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.27
93% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 83%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
854GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 150
Write 171
Mixed 131
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
38.1% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 10.7
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 13.4
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 86
46% 86 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $680
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