MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 84.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:20
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-7600-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 418
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 497
MC Mixed 483
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 299
Parallax 316
102% 317 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 296
Splatting 230
104% 243 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
342GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
65% Good
Read 122
Write 104
Mixed 106
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.44
94% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
222GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 141
Mixed 138
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.31
107% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 22.2
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 95%
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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 1,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,289
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