MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive247% 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:02
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
96% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 467
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 736
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 96%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 462
Reflection 391
Parallax 422
138% 425 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 431
Splatting 242
135% 307 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 137%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$194
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
247% Outstanding
Read 1,894
Write 1,337
Mixed 1,205
327% 1,479 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 54.3
226% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 579
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 203
224% 382 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 247%
Great: 256%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
633GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 165
Write 144
Mixed 162
119% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.18
69% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
562GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 211
Write 161
Mixed 151
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.36
140% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$179
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 24
86% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 34.4
SC Mixed 27.2
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 96%
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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 3,352 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,269
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HDDRAMUSB
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