MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime1 Days
Run DateSep 23 '19 at 18:10
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (14th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 94.1
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 188
77% 127 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 570
59% 465 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$34
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 285 305 304 42 202 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 329
Mixed 435
SusWrite 250
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 53.7
183% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 271
228% 330 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
541GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 141 143 141 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 146
Mixed 108
SusWrite 140
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
250% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 109%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 125 125 124 125 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 128
Write 118
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 124
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 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 (95th percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 28.5
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 25.8
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 89%
Great: 89%

 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 301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,007
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HDDRAMUSB
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