MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Gaming 103%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 78%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive104% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161206
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:24
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 512
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 692
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 749
111% 746 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 323
Reflection 311
Parallax 318
99% 317 fps
MRender 221
Gravity 300
Splatting 245
109% 255 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
55GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 417
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 27.4
160% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 27.2
85% 181 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 164
Mixed 172
134% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 22.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 25.1
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 87%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 2,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 127%
Desktop 125%
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,612
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