MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (7th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
77.6% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 366
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 518
79% 527 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
Gainward(10B0 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2530 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.9% Good
Lighting 163
Reflection 151
Parallax 163
50% 159 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 164
69% 164 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 138%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$85
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: 137% Great: 238%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
350GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 130 130 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th 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: 64%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$110
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th 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: 73%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 5,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,015
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