MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics96.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive212% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180124
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateSep 24 '19 at 19:32
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU5%
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 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 Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 91.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 655
71% 552 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.9% Outstanding
Lighting 369
Reflection 360
Parallax 375
97% 368 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 361
Splatting 237
98% 277 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 515 300 320 318 315 312 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 1,825
Write 1,361
Mixed 507
SusWrite 346
223% 1,010 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 54.8
223% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,056
DQ Write 1,201
DQ Mixed 837
711% 1,031 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 212%
Great: 234%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
365GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 363 474 481 483 376 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 480
Mixed 447
SusWrite 417
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 67.6
227% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 133%
Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 168 169 169 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 130
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 168
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 92%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 1,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,268
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