MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics114% 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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime1 Days
Run DateSep 23 '19 at 18:12
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 22%
Watch Gameplay: 2070S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 (7th percentile)
76% Very good
Memory 94.1
1-Core 100
2-Core 195
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 542
54% 427 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 3780 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
114% Outstanding
Lighting 469
Reflection 371
Parallax 492
123% 444 fps
MRender 387
Gravity 388
Splatting 243
114% 339 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 114%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 490
Write 447
Mixed 444
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 55.3
184% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 278
232% 335 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
541GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 139 142 142 142 141 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 125
Mixed 94
SusWrite 141
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
243% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 109%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 126 124 124 125 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 108
Write 132
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 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 (91st percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 27.8
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,040
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