MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% 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 Drive260% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 23:52
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 446
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 730
108% 721 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 388
Reflection 366
Parallax 395
121% 383 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 379
Splatting 233
123% 281 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 122%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$178
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 831 640 635 640 631 624 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 2060
Write 1,660
Mixed 726
SusWrite 667
284% 1,278 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 69.1
269% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,171
DQ Write 1,303
DQ Mixed 905
773% 1,126 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 260%
Great: 257%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$238
268GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 435 480 488 489 489 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 474
Mixed 377
SusWrite 473
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 61.5
211% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 338
260% 355 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 131%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 30.6
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 40.1
SC Mixed 29.6
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 106%
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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 3,336 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,269
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HDDRAMUSB
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