MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 84.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics110% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 25 '19 at 20:21
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Memory 95.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 219
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 622
65% 512 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
110% Outstanding
Lighting 453
Reflection 345
Parallax 452
119% 417 fps
MRender 375
Gravity 374
Splatting 239
110% 330 fps
Poor: 99%
This bench: 110%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 498
Write 458
Mixed 434
103% 463 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.7
183% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 277
231% 334 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
532GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 140 143 138 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 150
Write 153
Mixed 105
SusWrite 140
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 111%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 126 126 124 125 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 125
80% 109 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 (97th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.6
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 30.2
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 27.1
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 91%

 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 1,140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,090
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