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 as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive243% 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
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 07:23
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 488
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 473
MC Float 527
MC Mixed 505
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
190GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
243% Outstanding
Read 2,683
Write 1,113
Mixed 1,321
373% 1,706 MB/s
4K Read 60.3
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 28.2
204% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 61.8
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 29.8
77% 153 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 243%
Great: 265%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
183GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 62% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 28.3
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 99%
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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 1,723 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) - $173

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,270
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