MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 99.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive196% 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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:48
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-6700K-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 510
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 691
104% 693 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 315
Parallax 337
105% 331 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 321
Splatting 222
109% 252 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 107%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$116
238GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 503
Mixed 514
115% 515 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 40.4
146% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 96.9
100% 163 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 106%
Great: 120%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$116
238GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 499
Mixed 511
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 40.7
147% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 98.8
99% 159 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 105%
Great: 120%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$399
200GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
196% Outstanding
Read 1,947
Write 903
Mixed 1,073
287% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.4
175% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 104
106% 172 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 196%
Great: 216%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$201
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 39.1
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 28.9
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 43.9
SC Mixed 32.3
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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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 3,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,292
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