MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 101%, 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 Drive157% 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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:00
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 501
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 728
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 310
Parallax 315
100% 318 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 308
Splatting 244
109% 254 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
160GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 2,737
Write 356
Mixed 610
264% 1,234 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 3.14
96% 21.7 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 157%
Great: 265%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$199
144GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 52% Great: 109%
Maxtor OneTouch 250GB
192GB free, PID 7350
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
16.2% Very poor
Read 40.5
Write 34.5
Mixed 38.3
48% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.26
40% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C17 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.6
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 121%
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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 2,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,349
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