MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.3% 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)
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1824 x 1026 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateApr 23 '19 at 00:29
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
1-Core 146
2-Core 272
99% 209 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 702
73% 575 Pts
64-Core 712
48% 712 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Lighting 221
Reflection 208
Parallax 219
57% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 214
Splatting 178
58% 181 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 506
Write 466
Mixed 448
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 59
206% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 275
231% 335 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
742GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 166 167 167 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 164
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 165
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 107%
Hitachi HCS5C2020ALA632 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 129 129 128 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 74
SusWrite 128
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3100 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 30.8
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 96%
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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 M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,030
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