MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:18
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 121
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 539
QC Float 606
QC Mixed 555
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 604
MC Mixed 576
85% 571 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$408
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 310
Parallax 314
94% 307 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 289
Splatting 237
104% 244 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$42
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 474
Write 382
Mixed 241
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 14.7
93% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 26.3
53% 105 MB/s
Poor: 36% Great: 74%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 120 119 119 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 119
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.7% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12.2
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 103%
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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 3,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,131
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HDDRAMUSB
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