MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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 Drive110% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). 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)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:23
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i5-7600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
76.3% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 110
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 383
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 443
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
PNY(196E 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 371
Reflection 349
Parallax 372
115% 364 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 356
Splatting 231
118% 270 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 116%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
53GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 399
Mixed 409
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 42.3
169% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 109
135% 239 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$50
693GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
48% Average
Read 84.3
Write 83.2
Mixed 79
62% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 24.3
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 72%
Great: 81%
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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 1,924 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) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,173
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