MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.1% 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 Drive63.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 05:45
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-6600K-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 487
111% 490 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 494
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.1% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 120
Parallax 132
44% 133 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.5
43% 98.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
146GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 508
Write 198
Mixed 240
69% 315 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 16.7
118% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 51
75% 137 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 78%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
78GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 498
Write 124
Mixed 158
56% 260 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 15
115% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 14
28% 52.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 65%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$64
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 127
Mixed 133
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.27
108% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$35
186GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 110
Write 83.4
Mixed 89
71% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.43
96% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
179GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 96
Write 94.9
Mixed 62.5
63% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.35
113% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
53GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 68.2
Write 73
Mixed 61.5
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.28
75% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.9% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 25
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,075
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