MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 162%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 109%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive371% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:55
Run Duration307 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 539
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 783
MC Mixed 746
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$462
Asus(1043 859B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 386
Reflection 369
Parallax 388
120% 381 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 378
Splatting 237
124% 284 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
371% Outstanding
Read 3,003
Write 2,783
Mixed 2,649
627% 2,812 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 31.4
189% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 595
DQ Write 573
DQ Mixed 277
293% 482 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 371%
Great: 358%
SanDisk Cruzer 16GB
11GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
11% Very poor
Read 17.4
Write 3.92
Mixed 6.55
9% 9.29 MB/s
4K Read 5.69
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 1.56
144% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 11%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL15-15-15 D4-2133 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 24
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 23.2
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 80%
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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 1,079 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $930
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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