MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive119% 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)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 06:27
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-7400-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77% Very good
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 404
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 406
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$58
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 289 290 290 288 288 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 449
Mixed 423
SusWrite 290
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 64.7
212% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 128%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
354GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 89 89 90 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 85
Write 87.8
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 88.9
109% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.3
171% 2 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.2
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 104%
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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 4,058 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 137% - Outstanding Total price: $875
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