MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180124
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 23 '18 at 11:05
Run Duration286 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-7600-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 457
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 497
MC Mixed 478
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 179
Parallax 215
64% 198 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 184
Splatting 128
66% 154 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+233G 250GB
201GB free
Firmware: 16.0 Max speed: Unknown
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 83% Great: 128%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$70
273GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 78.3
Write 115
Mixed 119
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 84%
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB-$48
11GB free, PID 1a04
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
Read 29.9
Write 20.2
Mixed 13.9
25% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0.34
4K Mixed 0.33
36% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 25
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 2,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $905
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