MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive122% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 21:39
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$333
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
85% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 706
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57.2% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 200
Parallax 210
58% 212 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 213
Splatting 169
57% 177 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 308 292 286 221 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 479
Mixed 382
SusWrite 280
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 63.4
221% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 348
263% 353 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 122%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$46
333GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 100 100 98 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
66% Good
Read 130
Write 125
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 99.1
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3000-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.8% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 8.2
27% 9.53 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 145
28% 145 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 101%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 5,563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,094
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $167Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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