MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics118% 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 Drive212% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:36
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 541
122% 541 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 536
80% 538 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 351
Parallax 378
117% 369 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 368
Splatting 241
118% 272 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 118%
Great: 129%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 535 232 208 182 163 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 2,222
Write 1,323
Mixed 558
SusWrite 246
238% 1,087 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 55.6
253% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 568
DQ Write 861
DQ Mixed 333
359% 587 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 212%
Great: 234%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$145
349GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2277 608 612 611 611 611 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 2571
Write 2,355
Mixed 1,513
SusWrite 888
409% 1,832 MB/s
4K Read 73.7
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 101
347% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 73.3
DQ Write 482
DQ Mixed 138
147% 231 MB/s
Poor: 192%
This bench: 278%
Great: 320%
Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB
441GB free
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 102 102 103 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 97
Write 95.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 102
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 28.1
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 33.9
SC Mixed 26
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.9%
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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 3,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,240
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HDDRAMUSB
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