MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics50.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:38
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 446
103% 457 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 491
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
50.3% Above average
Lighting 178
Reflection 164
Parallax 0.1
35% 114 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 173
Splatting 114
62% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 515
Write 350
Mixed 361
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 9.57
96% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 35.7
87% 182 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 99%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
329GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 131
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.34
142% 1.44 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 34
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 28.5
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 108%
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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 3,143 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,527
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