MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime2 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:05
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 499
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 500
MC Mixed 489
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
75.6% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 212
Parallax 222
74% 227 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 223
Splatting 161
77% 178 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 409
Mixed 417
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 27.7
153% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 27.2
94% 207 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 135%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 176
Mixed 171
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.28
79% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 22.5
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 73.5%
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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 3,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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