MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 147%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 92.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37.1% 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 Drive357% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory60.4 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:10
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 444
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 673
MC Mixed 667
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$759
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2807 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (100 fps cap detected)
37.1% Below average
Lighting 99.6
Reflection 99.6
Parallax 99.6
31% 99.6 fps
MRender 99.6
Gravity 99.7
Splatting 99.6
42% 99.6 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 180%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 750GB
579GB free
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
357% Outstanding
Read 2,997
Write 2,707
Mixed 2,024
573% 2,576 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 36.2
226% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 62.1
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 36.2
56% 101 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 357%
Great: 369%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 32.9
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 45.6
SC Mixed 32.8
96% 33.8 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 137%
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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 1,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,153
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HDDRAMUSB
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