MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 65.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
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.
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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 22 '19 at 20:39
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
65.2% Good
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 193
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 544
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 608
41% 608 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3538 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 463
Reflection 357
Parallax 473
122% 431 fps
MRender 376
Gravity 385
Splatting 242
113% 334 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 113%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$49
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 500
Write 449
Mixed 434
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.6
186% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 275
229% 331 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
541GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 140 142 141 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 136
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 140
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 108%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 127 129 128 129 129 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 126
Write 132
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 128
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 29.8
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 27.1
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 93%
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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 M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,064
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