MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 99%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive115% 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-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:56
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
99% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 140
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 508
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 512
79% 530 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 99%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
22.7% Poor
Lighting 60.8
Reflection 15.6
Parallax 60.8
19% 45.7 fps
MRender 60.8
Gravity 61.4
Splatting 60.8
26% 61 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 414
Mixed 410
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 47.7
178% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 124
146% 256 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 31.3
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 35.8
SC Mixed 27.6
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 99%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 3,531 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 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,046
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HDDRAMUSB
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