MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 05:43
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 555
QC Mixed 518
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 746
MC Float 846
MC Mixed 806
120% 800 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Lighting 245
Reflection 202
Parallax 216
72% 221 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 216
Splatting 169
76% 178 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
208GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 418
Mixed 424
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 46.1
188% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 119
143% 251 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 117%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 401
Mixed 418
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.3
184% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 112
130% 224 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 113%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD 859B BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD2 859B BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD 859B BLS4G4D240FSE.8FBD2 16GB
3000, 3000, 3000, 3000 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 30.2
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.2
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 83%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 92%
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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 3,653 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,055
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