MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 99.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 23:55
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 486
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 730
110% 737 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
40.7% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
41% 125 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 118
Splatting 79.8
41% 93.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 134
Write 136
Mixed 132
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.31
116% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 97%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
821GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 153
Mixed 156
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.27
116% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.7% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 103%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,513
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