MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 91.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.4% 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:05
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 136
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 434
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 721
MC Mixed 666
99% 665 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 91.1%
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 below expectations (39th percentile)
40.4% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 110
Parallax 135
41% 126 fps
MRender 81.3
Gravity 115
Splatting 77.9
40% 91.5 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$85
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 (69th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 138
Write 141
Mixed 137
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.31
123% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 95%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$67
820GB 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)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 164
Mixed 147
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.28
82% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
MC Read 34.6
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 26.2
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 27
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 102%
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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 1,520 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) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 141% - Outstanding Total price: $747
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