MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics29% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime21.6 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:38
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$338
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 401
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 637
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 525
86% 572 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 83%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
29% Poor
Lighting 17.5
Reflection 45
Parallax 112
16% 58.2 fps
MRender 73.7
Gravity 115
Splatting 78.2
39% 88.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 29%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba X300 4TB-$109
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 151
Mixed 174
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 3.63
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.25
220% 2.04 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
822GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 154
Write 148
Mixed 146
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.24
119% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
148GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 115
Write 75.8
Mixed 99.4
73% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.28
102% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3000-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
MC Read 33.3
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 26.1
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.5
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 101%
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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%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,229
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