MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 64.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 25 '19 at 21:25
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
64.7% Good
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 199
67% 145 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 403
53% 389 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
Nvidia(10DE 1324) ≥ 4GB; Inno3d
CLim: 2310 MHz, MLim: 2150 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.6% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 187
Parallax 218
56% 208 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 221
Splatting 162
57% 174 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$50
189GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 238 250 344 286 351 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 156
Write 97.3
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 290
35% 156 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 10.1
43% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 12.9
DQ Write 15.7
DQ Mixed 13.9
11% 14.2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 101%
WD WDS240G1G0B-00RC 240GB
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 56 64 108 70 83 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 5% Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
445GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 170 171 172 171 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 130
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 170
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 113%
Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB
832GB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 148 149 153 150 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 144
Write 135
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 149
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G213381 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3013 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 26
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 24.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 81%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 6,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,028
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