MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive63.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 07:41
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 450
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 485
MC Mixed 463
69% 463 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
EVGA(3842 6278) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 360
Reflection 312
Parallax 325
107% 332 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 311
Splatting 240
108% 252 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$55
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 40 127 5.7 12 12 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 212
Write 103
Mixed 324
SusWrite 68.8
40% 177 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 29.3
127% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 165
158% 245 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
866GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 167 167 168 170 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 136
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 168
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$209
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 125%
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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 3,344 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: $1,254
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