MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 109%, 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 Drive237% 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
4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:23
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 535
QC Mixed 543
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 747
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 793
119% 797 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
EVGA(3842 2977) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.12
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 189
Parallax 211
66% 205 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 197
Splatting 132
72% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$246
367GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
237% Outstanding
Read 1,884
Write 1,207
Mixed 1,223
318% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 61.2
208% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 627
DQ Write 426
DQ Mixed 226
250% 426 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 237%
Great: 244%
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 (95th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 485
Write 253
Mixed 270
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 25.4
108% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 47.1
86% 173 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 78%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$93
67GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
51% Above average
Read 183
Write 139
Mixed 125
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 10.5
98% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 36.5
63% 124 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 51%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3008 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 26.9
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 101%
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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 2,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,349
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HDDRAMUSB
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