MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 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 06:47
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$335
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 150
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 554
QC Mixed 476
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 675
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 733
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba X300 4TB-$99
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 168
Write 146
Mixed 172
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.35
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.33
133% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
822GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 132
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.33
123% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$84
148GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 116
Write 72.5
Mixed 99
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.33
109% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 54.2%
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 above expectations (76th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 37.1
MC Mixed 26.8
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 29
85% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 47.6
84% 47.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.1%
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 3,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,217
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