MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 97.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 20:14
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 512
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 518
76% 510 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$208
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 200
Parallax 232
72% 221 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 209
Splatting 158
74% 172 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
TOSHIBA-TR200 240GB
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFA12.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 118 104 104 103 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 452
Write 319
Mixed 334
SusWrite 126
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 42.1
164% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 207
180% 266 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 89%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2800C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2800C17-8GVR 16GB
2800, 2800 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
92% Outstanding
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 36.3
MC Mixed 27.1
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 28.7
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 91%
This bench: 92%
Great: 92%
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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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 4,784 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,268
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