MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime11.4 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 04:53
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 110
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 489
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 473
MC Float 503
MC Mixed 483
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 178
Parallax 168
58% 182 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 205
Splatting 159
73% 169 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba X300 5TB-$116
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 159 170 183 169 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 170
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 172
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
388% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.8
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 26.2
SC Mixed 23
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 89%
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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 4,913 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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,091
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