MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics119% 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.
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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:01
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 509
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 756
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 543
Reflection 289
Parallax 314
142% 382 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 294
Splatting 220
103% 238 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 119%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+3.6T 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 15.5
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$156
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 25
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 89%
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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 3,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 137% - Outstanding Total price: $887
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HDDRAMUSB
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