MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics84.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 11:40
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$349
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 480
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 639
MC Float 767
MC Mixed 711
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Lighting 114
Reflection 239
Parallax 246
50% 199 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 328
Splatting 218
110% 252 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$79
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 157 148 158 157 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 174
Mixed 32
SusWrite 157
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.4
133% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$30
600GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 149 116 137 152 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 147
Write 128
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 141
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1K43CB2-CRC 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
76% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 24.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76%
Great: 108%
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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 SLI (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 1,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI (MS-7A59)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $923
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