MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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)
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 way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 516
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
57.9% Above average
Lighting 232
Reflection 200
Parallax 232
60% 221 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 209
Splatting 158
55% 172 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 61%
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 (94th 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: 91%
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.

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 5,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,312
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