MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:13
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 475
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 727
MC Mixed 691
103% 691 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 114%
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 as expected (56th percentile)
40.8% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 113
Parallax 125
41% 125 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 118
Splatting 79.7
41% 93.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$70
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 (60th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 134
Write 139
Mixed 131
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.22
111% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 96%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
819GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 163
Mixed 148
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.25
120% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.9%
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 above expectations (80th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 27.3
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 39.1
SC Mixed 29
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.9%
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 1,874 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: $1,305
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