MSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 71%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A66
MotherboardMSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 16:55
Run Duration247 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 as expected (51st percentile)
71% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 349
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 402
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$152
Asus(1043 04C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 174
Parallax 254
67% 207 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 187
Splatting 121
64% 148 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,531
Write 1,439
Mixed 546
259% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 65.3
245% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 739
640% 956 MB/s
Poor: 144% Great: 236%
WD Gold 2TB (2016)-$115
305GB free
Firmware: RR07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 124 125 125 125 125 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 85.9
SusWrite 126
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
285% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 112%
Multi-Reader -1 32GB
30GB free, PID 6368
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 15 15 15 14 15 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
26.3% Poor
Read 87.2
Write 18
Mixed 18.4
SusWrite 15.4
35% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 4
258% 4.7 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR32GX4M2A2666C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 24.9
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.8
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 92%
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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 Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66) Builds (Compare 95 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270I BULLDOG (MS-7A66)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $784
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