MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 08:24
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 510
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 759
MC Mixed 709
107% 716 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 186
Parallax 202
62% 196 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 131
69% 159 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
231GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 492
Write 264
Mixed 233
72% 330 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 15.3
117% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 25.9
82% 182 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 83%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 150
Write 129
Mixed 124
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.23
98% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 80%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
320GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 148
Write 119
Mixed 116
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.16
61% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.M16FA 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
37.8% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 10.6
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 12.6
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 44%
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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 2,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,356
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