MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 11:17
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 (5th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 130
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 397
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 668
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 547
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Lighting 302
Reflection 283
Parallax 307
94% 297 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 284
Splatting 224
102% 237 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
232GB free
Firmware: X41100WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 351
Mixed 341
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 22.9
132% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 45.8
101% 212 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
786GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 157
Mixed 136
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.34
105% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
510GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 118
Write 146
Mixed 113
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.19
49% 0.39 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.8% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 19.9
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 19.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 106%
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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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $859
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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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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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