MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 94.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% 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 Drive115% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:53
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 123
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 504
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 488
72% 482 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Gigabyte(1458 3795) ≥ 4GB; GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 365
Reflection 350
Parallax 368
113% 361 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 371
Splatting 237
118% 270 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 116%
Great: 130%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 115 119 114 114 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 444
Mixed 383
SusWrite 169
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 66.6
227% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 115%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 28.3
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 27.1
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 104%
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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 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 4,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $380Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $119Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $88
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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