MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 72%
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics74.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateApr 06 '19 at 03:16
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-7100-$118
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Memory 95.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 196
82% 136 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 289
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
74.9% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 239
Parallax 277
79% 272 fps
MRender 220
Gravity 266
Splatting 182
75% 223 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480 GB 480GB
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG3600RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 124 261 262 266 259 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 446
Write 376
Mixed 273
SusWrite 206
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 14.5
72% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 87.5
DQ Mixed 15.3
35% 72.7 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$47
931GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 96 100 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 114
Write 100
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 97.6
69% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 27.8
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 27.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 85%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 7,566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 76%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,154
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