MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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 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 116%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive200% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 04 '17 at 10:36
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User CAN-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-$291
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
116% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 153
123% 153 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 569
QC Mixed 586
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 769
MC Float 869
MC Mixed 829
123% 823 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 116%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 306
Parallax 324
104% 325 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 308
Splatting 237
108% 251 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB
406GB free
Firmware: 15.7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 868
Write 144
Mixed 248
90% 420 MB/s
4K Read 209
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 105
498% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 148
121% 175 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 200%
Great: 252%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
851GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7S0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 156
Write 158
Mixed 146
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.21
68% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 103%
Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 98.5
151% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.16
45% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3090 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 31.1
102% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.8
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 32.4
96% 33.4 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
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 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,276
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $291Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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