MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 83.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive250% 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, , 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime4.4 Days
Run DateJan 06 '18 at 01:47
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 382
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 716
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
128GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 2,616
Write 1,099
Mixed 1,274
364% 1,663 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.4
202% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 535
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 148
177% 316 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 250%
Great: 267%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$151
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 153
Write 148
Mixed 152
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.23
100% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 24
MC Mixed 20
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 15.8
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 103%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 2,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 126%
Desktop 125%
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $216

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,625
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