MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 88.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161122
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 20:46
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 (19th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 410
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 754
MC Mixed 715
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 241
Reflection 207
Parallax 239
74% 229 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 218
Splatting 163
76% 177 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$85
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,394
Write 1,383
Mixed 907
342% 1561 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 85.6
278% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 1,121
DQ Mixed 1,010
772% 1,037 MB/s
Poor: 161% Great: 272%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
175GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 178 180 183 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 135
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 180
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$48
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
38.3% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 10.4
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 11.1
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 48%
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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 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 3,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $877
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