MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive214% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 22 '17 at 22:32
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 530
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 821
MC Mixed 718
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 392
Parallax 418
133% 416 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 414
Splatting 253
133% 303 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 133%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
183GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
214% Outstanding
Read 2,102
Write 1,194
Mixed 1,203
330% 1,500 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 28.1
180% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 54.8
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 228
141% 150 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 214%
Great: 265%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB-$15
7GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 195
Write 28
Mixed 32.8
76% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.97
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.13
43% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.1
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 13.1
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 46%
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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 2,159 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 M5 (MS-7A78) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,349
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