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 (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 (67th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st 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: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Lighting 247
Reflection 212
Parallax 222
74% 227 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 223
Splatting 161
77% 178 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
322GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th 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: 71%
This bench: 103%
Great: 118%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th 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: 65%
This bench: 98%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd 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: 41%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 86%
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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 2,153 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,349
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $294AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $112
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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