MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics161% 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 Drive144% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:54
Run Duration187 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 150
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 155
124% 154 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 490
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 834
MC Mixed 787
116% 779 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Lighting 460
Reflection 508
Parallax 610
159% 526 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 542
Splatting 296
163% 368 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 161%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB (2017)-$90
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 213 210 160 81 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Read 1,039
Write 665
Mixed 566
SusWrite 166
135% 609 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 59.9
215% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 524
DQ Mixed 386
345% 524 MB/s
Poor: 91%
This bench: 144%
Great: 143%
Crucial M500 240GB-$148
98GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 271 272 272 270 265 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 441
Write 277
Mixed 312
SusWrite 270
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 40.1
161% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 186
167% 253 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 89%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
58GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 457 459 223 182 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 480
Mixed 417
SusWrite 327
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 67.3
230% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 128%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$157
561GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 444 447 460 471 469 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 481
Mixed 380
SusWrite 456
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.4
183% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 278
229% 328 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$55
77GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 200 202 201 198 209 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 485
Mixed 344
SusWrite 220
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 52.9
193% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 276
227% 326 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown MR[A/B]4U266GHHF8G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
82.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 26.3
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 27.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 96%
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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 3,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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