MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics18.9% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
8 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:47
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i7-7700-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 99.5
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 378
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 671
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Gigabyte(1458 375C) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
18.9% Very poor
Lighting 57.9
Reflection 39.5
Parallax 59.1
18% 52.2 fps
MRender 34.5
Gravity 56.3
Splatting 46.4
20% 45.7 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 18.9%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
855GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 112
Write 158
Mixed 121
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 4.93
4K Mixed 0.59
182% 2.04 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
825GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 140
Write 143
Mixed 117
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 0.55
4K Mixed 0.23
72% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 105%
Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 146
Write 144
Mixed 105
165% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.18
49% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 70%
StoreJet Transcend 1TB
772GB free, PID 2329
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
11.4% Very poor
Read 33.3
Write 25.7
Mixed 15.9
30% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.12
15% 0.28 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD824A.C16FDD2 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 28
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 26.6
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 24.5
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 81%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 83%
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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 2,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $151

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,144
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