MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive307% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.5 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:07
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 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 Core i7-7700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 553
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 729
MC Float 856
MC Mixed 791
118% 792 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 85% Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
338GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 418
Mixed 427
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 36.6
165% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 113
124% 206 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 107%
Great: 118%
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB
255GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
307% Outstanding
Read 2,821
Write 1,713
Mixed 1,769
464% 2,101 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 59.4
256% 96 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 116
133% 222 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 307%
Great: 332%
Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 111
Write 104
Mixed 70.3
71% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 4.86
4K Mixed 0.46
185% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-3200 CL16 8GB 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3475 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
112% Outstanding
MC Read 40.2
MC Write 43.7
MC Mixed 34.2
112% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 24.7
SC Write 49.2
SC Mixed 33.2
102% 35.7 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 101%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
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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 1,122 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,314
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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