MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive256% 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.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 02:52
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 153
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 156
125% 156 Pts
QC Int 558
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 570
129% 568 Pts
MC Int 782
MC Float 885
MC Mixed 841
125% 836 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 2977) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.12
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 189
Parallax 212
65% 204 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 197
Splatting 134
72% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$246
368GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 2,174
Write 1,246
Mixed 1,270
345% 1,563 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 61.3
228% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 415
DQ Mixed 225
244% 413 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 256%
Great: 242%
Crucial BX200 480GB-$150
327GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 489
Write 254
Mixed 271
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 25.5
117% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 45.3
86% 175 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 79%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
67GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 184
Write 143
Mixed 109
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 14.6
116% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 40.8
58% 107 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 26.6
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 29.7
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 100%
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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 1,695 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,250
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $785SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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