MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Gaming 133%
Desktop 104%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics177% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 17:13
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 (41st percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 475
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 758
MC Mixed 729
108% 724 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$795
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
177% Outstanding
Lighting 575
Reflection 527
Parallax 656
187% 586 fps
MRender 274
Gravity 571
Splatting 297
169% 381 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 177%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
53GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 408
Mixed 419
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 39.1
170% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 88.5
122% 223 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
902GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 173
Mixed 161
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.35
141% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
613GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 147
Write 143
Mixed 138
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.18
59% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 83%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.6% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 23.5
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 103%
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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 2,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,139
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