MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:28
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 546
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 789
MC Mixed 764
113% 756 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
66% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 180
Parallax 197
63% 194 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 191
Splatting 128
68% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB-$65
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 499
Write 208
Mixed 299
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 16.6
128% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 46.5
88% 176 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 27.1
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30.9
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 104%
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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 3,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,220
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HDDRAMUSB
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