MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 95.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% 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.
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 (77th 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 146
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 448
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 641
MC Float 823
MC Mixed 712
108% 726 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$213
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 208
Parallax 219
68% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 214
Splatting 178
77% 181 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$40
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: 75% Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
742GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 166 167 167 166 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd 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: 53%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HCS5C2020ALA632 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 129 129 128 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th 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: 38%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 76%
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 (95th 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: 99%
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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 M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067
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