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 (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive201% 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
11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 06:23
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 151
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 535
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 767
MC Float 878
MC Mixed 848
124% 831 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$190
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 1,963
Write 841
Mixed 846
266% 1,216 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42.6
166% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 167
204% 369 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 201%
Great: 201%
Crucial BX200 480GB-$155
327GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 481
Write 243
Mixed 268
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 25.1
112% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 46.3
86% 175 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 90%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
67GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
50.3% Above average
Read 160
Write 141
Mixed 110
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 11
102% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 34.9
56% 106 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3008 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 37.3
MC Mixed 26.4
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 29.7
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 103%
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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 3,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,254
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HDDRAMUSB
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