MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% 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 Drive35.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory22.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 13 '18 at 14:38
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 137
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 512
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 848
MC Mixed 739
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
EVGA(3842 6188) ≥ 4GB; EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING, 08G-P4-6188-KR
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 399
Parallax 417
128% 409 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 400
Splatting 259
132% 302 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 130%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$139
322GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,775
Write 1,361
Mixed 1,437
408% 1,858 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 54.8
248% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 60.2
DQ Write 454
DQ Mixed 230
186% 248 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 280%
Great: 255%
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AGYA0202 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 186
Write 159
Mixed 173
39% 173 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 7.44
59% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 21.5
DQ Mixed 7.75
10% 16.8 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 41%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$98
531GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 40% Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$30
265GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 103
Write 95.9
Mixed 90.9
73% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.32
88% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 71%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$28
129GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 67.7
Write 66.1
Mixed 67.4
51% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.44
96% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 30.4
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 30.8
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 133%
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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 3,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,229
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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