MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 20:46
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-7700K-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 124
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 407
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 583
MC Float 709
MC Mixed 641
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 224
Parallax 253
74% 236 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 220
Splatting 160
78% 182 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$280
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 493
Write 476
Mixed 438
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 56.8
196% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 346
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 136%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
11GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 487
Write 225
Mixed 376
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 61.1
209% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 135%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$66
13GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 89 88 95 90 83 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 103
Write 103
Mixed 102
SusWrite 86
74% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 76%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$80
716GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 95 97 95 96 95 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 100
Write 92.5
Mixed 61
SusWrite 94.9
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 56%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25.5
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 24.1
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 105%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 4,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,040
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