MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.41% 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.
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-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:43
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 510
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 759
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A59) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
9.41% Terrible
Lighting 23.7
Reflection 29.4
Parallax 25.1
8% 26.1 fps
MRender 22.9
Gravity 20.7
Splatting 37.9
11% 27.2 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.41%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
900GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 171
Mixed 154
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.31
126% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
USB Flash Memory 32GB
29GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
8.04% Terrible
Read 33.5
Write 8.41
Mixed 10
17% 17.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.03
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.03
22% 1.71 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.04%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 25.7
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 29.7
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 305 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $940
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HDDRAMUSB
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