MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 85.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics113% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive297% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime8 Days
Run DateAug 10 '19 at 15:47
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 248
92% 193 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 703
74% 578 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2927 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 456
Reflection 423
Parallax 516
120% 465 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 434
Splatting 235
113% 296 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 113%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$87
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 857 567 553 547 531 528 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
297% Outstanding
Read 2,496
Write 2,293
Mixed 1,438
SusWrite 597
380% 1,706 MB/s
4K Read 64.4
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 92.9
317% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,482
DQ Write 1,320
DQ Mixed 1,368
1,035% 1390 MB/s
Poor: 198%
This bench: 297%
Great: 326%
Toshiba HG6 256GB
157GB free
Firmware: JURA0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 459 460 460 460 459 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 454
Mixed 444
SusWrite 459
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 45.2
154% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 318
242% 329 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
92GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 260 165 125 108 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 476
Mixed 339
SusWrite 204
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 60.5
206% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 346
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
550GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 158 158 157 157 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 150
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 156
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 27.5
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 30.3
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 109%
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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 6,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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: $1,389
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