MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.1% 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 Drive258% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 04:01
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 146
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 524
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 770
113% 756 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2848) 2GB
CLim: 1328 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.1% Average
Lighting 107
Reflection 85.3
Parallax 132
36% 108 fps
MRender 96.6
Gravity 130
Splatting 83.9
45% 103 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
320GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 414
Mixed 417
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 30.6
175% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 111
102% 150 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$103
150GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
258% Outstanding
Read 2,373
Write 1,251
Mixed 1,227
355% 1,617 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 32.9
216% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 630
DQ Write 473
DQ Mixed 31.8
165% 378 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 258%
Great: 264%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 27.4
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 30.9
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 3,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,098
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HDDRAMUSB
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