MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics131% 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.
Boot Drive114% 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.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180630
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 00:45
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
1-Core 140
2-Core 236
91% 188 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 740
74% 589 Pts
64-Core 739
50% 739 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 508
Reflection 473
Parallax 583
134% 521 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 508
Splatting 279
132% 346 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 131%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZNTY128HDHP-000L1 128GB
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT23L0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 149 130 132 132 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 445
Mixed 314
SusWrite 139
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 60.9
223% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 309
247% 347 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 114%
Great: 107%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$60
322GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 403 490 496 489 285 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 495
Mixed 436
SusWrite 420
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 66.5
232% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 135%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 28.3
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 32.9
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 47.2
85% 47.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 5,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,599
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