MSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive249% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170126
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:30
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-6700K-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 458
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 667
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 197
Parallax 227
70% 216 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 201
Splatting 158
72% 169 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
35GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 2,721
Write 1,206
Mixed 1,333
384% 1,754 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 21.3
171% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 168
189% 324 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 249%
Great: 271%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 25.4
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 29
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66) Builds (Compare 22 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $902
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