MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180124
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 13:41
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-7700-$312
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 125
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 402
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 676
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 132
Reflection 78.6
Parallax 99.6
37% 103 fps
MRender 80.8
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.9
42% 97.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$63
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 76 75 105 106 109 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 113
Write 109
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 91.3
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 84%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$92
779GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 118 118 133 135 134 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 115
Write 45.7
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 126
57% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.7% Very good
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 22.3
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 111%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,675 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,075
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