MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 92.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% 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 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161026
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:42
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$348
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 128
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 737
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
MSI(1462 3363) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 376
Reflection 330
Parallax 321
110% 342 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 419
Splatting 254
134% 306 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 124%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 122 133 133 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 134
Write 140
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 119
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 20.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 2,901 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $838
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $135SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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