MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics123% 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 Drive83.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:06
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-7600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 524
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 529
80% 536 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Lighting 386
Reflection 350
Parallax 392
120% 376 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 384
Splatting 242
125% 287 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 123%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$60
37GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 518
Write 337
Mixed 349
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 10.3
107% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 45.4
94% 194 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 27.9
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 29.2
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95%
Great: 99%
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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 1,637 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,103
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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