MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Gaming 133%
Desktop 138%
Workstation 100%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 98.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics162% 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 Drive250% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 22:43
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 as expected (51st percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 486
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 718
108% 725 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$795
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Lighting 536
Reflection 505
Parallax 573
170% 538 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 523
Splatting 276
157% 353 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 162%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$304
132GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 1,928
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,422
343% 1,549 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 67.4
237% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 491
DQ Write 422
DQ Mixed 226
232% 379 MB/s
Poor: 194%
This bench: 250%
Great: 320%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$180
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 132
Write 122
Mixed 124
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.82
4K Mixed 0.37
118% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$405
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.5% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 24.1
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 106%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 2,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 126%
Desktop 125%
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $216

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,624
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