MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive212% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory17.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 22:28
Run Duration235 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 526
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 704
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 762
113% 754 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
173GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 476
Mixed 478
108% 485 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 32.7
146% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 43.2
83% 160 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$90
160GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 485
Write 337
Mixed 337
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 22.9
110% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 38.7
50% 84.2 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 94%
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 2,004
Write 950
Mixed 1,119
298% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.6
193% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 423
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 153
165% 280 MB/s
Poor: 212%
This bench: 212%
Great: 321%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
522GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 128
Mixed 143
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 113%
Lexar microSD RDR 64GB
46GB free, PID b051
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 90
Write 57.7
Mixed 61.9
84% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 9.63
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 2.42
261% 5.42 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 41%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$8
25GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
29.9% Poor
Read 120
Write 39.7
Mixed 38.5
68% 66 MB/s
4K Read 4.66
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.63
69% 2.06 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 24GB
3000, 3000, 3000, 3000 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 29.4
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 30.2
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 101%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,429 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,052
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