MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics185% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.9% 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.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:16
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 397
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 675
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
Asus(1043 85EA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2872 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Lighting 598
Reflection 565
Parallax 683
194% 615 fps
MRender 292
Gravity 590
Splatting 321
178% 401 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 185%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$250
697GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 481
Write 345
Mixed 320
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 21.9
94% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 43.3
94% 197 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 85%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
151GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 351
Mixed 348
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 24.7
141% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 21.9
83% 187 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 173
Mixed 149
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.33
96% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 155
Write 152
Mixed 131
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 41.6
MC Write 44.6
MC Mixed 31.8
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 43.6
SC Mixed 32.5
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 46.4
86% 46.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 111%
Great: 118%
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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 1,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,297
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