MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive306% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:16
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 478
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 481
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$220
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
70.6% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 195
Parallax 209
67% 209 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 205
Splatting 165
73% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$133
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1578 1030 607 610 608 610 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
306% Outstanding
Read 2,384
Write 2,080
Mixed 1350
SusWrite 840
371% 1,664 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 90.4
302% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,556
DQ Write 1,389
DQ Mixed 1,414
1,076% 1,453 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 306%
Great: 324%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$239
328GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,644
Write 7,756
Mixed 8,010
1,816% 8,137 MB/s
4K Read 645
4K Write 339
4K Mixed 426
1,703% 470 MB/s
DQ Read 1,920
DQ Write 1,656
DQ Mixed 1743
1,318% 1,773 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
114GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 108 107 108 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 99.3
Write 92.7
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 107
108% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
25% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 24.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 4,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,278
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HDDRAMUSB
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