MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics18.7% 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 Drive53.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:37
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 way above expectations (86th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 150
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 508
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 663
MC Float 805
MC Mixed 718
109% 729 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6870
AMD(1002 00D0) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Lighting 68.2
Reflection 40.6
Parallax 68.9
21% 59.2 fps
MRender 27.4
Gravity 47.1
Splatting 46.3
17% 40.3 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 100 960GB-$310
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM11.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 502
Write 168
Mixed 186
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 4.71
74% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 29.4
DQ Write 82.6
DQ Mixed 7.21
20% 39.7 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 30.6
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 31.8
SC Mixed 26
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.6%
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 SLI (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 1,082 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 (MS-7A59)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $905
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