MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:25
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 469
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 765
MC Mixed 724
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Lighting 99.9
Reflection 75.4
Parallax 119
33% 98.2 fps
MRender 84.9
Gravity 117
Splatting 75.8
40% 92.5 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
681GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 159
Mixed 147
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 25.5
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 28.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 101%
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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 1,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,096
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
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