MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics116% 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.
Boot Drive119% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 12:46
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU6%

 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-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 135
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 421
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 634
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 377
Reflection 361
Parallax 395
119% 378 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 355
Splatting 230
114% 262 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 116%
Great: 129%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 487
Mixed 506
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 44.7
173% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 165
175% 289 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 20.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 21.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 105%
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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 3,406 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: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,260
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HDDRAMUSB
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