MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics47.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171117
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 07 '19 at 19:17
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Memory 84.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 220
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 466
55% 416 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
Gainward(10B0 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2530 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.7% Average
Lighting 163
Reflection 151
Parallax 163
43% 159 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 164
48% 164 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,445
Write 1139
Mixed 526
228% 1,037 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 34
141% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 957
DQ Write 647
DQ Mixed 779
588% 794 MB/s
Poor: 139% Great: 235%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
350GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 130 130 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 146
Write 117
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 130
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$130
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
71.4% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 17.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 72.1
55% 72.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 104%
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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 7,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,149
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