MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive221% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:32
Run Duration405 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 469
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 765
MC Mixed 728
107% 718 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$478
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 435
Reflection 387
Parallax 405
131% 409 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 414
Splatting 250
132% 301 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 132%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$170
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
221% Outstanding
Read 1,979
Write 1,321
Mixed 1,183
330% 1,494 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 30.5
195% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 57.4
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 30.5
45% 80.6 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 221%
Great: 257%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
192GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 48.5
190% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 132
150% 259 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 118%
Great: 135%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
931GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 177
Write 127
Mixed 134
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.56
151% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 75%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
895GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
49% Average
Read 86.3
Write 84.2
Mixed 80.3
63% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49%
Great: 66%
SanDisk Cruzer 64GB
35GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
7.7% Terrible
Read 21.1
Write 3.7
Mixed 2.14
8% 8.98 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 1.4
95% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.7%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 28.4
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 34.6
SC Mixed 30
82% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 110%
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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 3,367 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,246
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HDDRAMUSB
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