MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 96.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 23:49
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$325
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 467
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 666
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 701
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 2006 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 175
Parallax 260
68% 211 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 184
Splatting 128
66% 152 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$68
13GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 470
Write 190
Mixed 187
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 10.1
86% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 27.3
69% 149 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$35
48GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 85.5
Write 107
Mixed 91.8
71% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.57
98% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.7% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.9
78% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 92%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 1,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,124
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