MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 13:08
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 515
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 788
MC Mixed 758
112% 749 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 193
Parallax 228
69% 213 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 201
Splatting 134
71% 164 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$79
959GB free
Firmware: CC13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 114
Write 97
Mixed 83.3
73% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.34
58% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 72%
Maxtor STM3500630AS 500GB-$56
230GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 68.1
Write 66.3
Mixed 59.5
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.4
93% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 26.7
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 29.9
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 106%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 3,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,127
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HDDRAMUSB
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