MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive36.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 21:01
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User PSE-User
Background CPU 61%
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 PC Performing below expectations (20th 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 way below expectations (1st percentile)
63.7% Good
Memory 77.3
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 161
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 399
43% 335 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
67.9% Good
Lighting 331
Reflection 312
Parallax 223
87% 289 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 295
Splatting 100
67% 136 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingdian S280 480GB
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0526A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 237 234 237 244 228 MB/s
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
36.1% Below average
Read 41
Write 17.5
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 227
20% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 9.9
4K Mixed 17.7
56% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.7
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 30.2
34% 56.7 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 119%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
531GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 155 154 158 157 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 187
Mixed 105
SusWrite 156
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 108%
Spcc Solid State Disk 256GB
81GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 150 78 97 35 92 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$153
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 24
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.1
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 13.3
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,423
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HDDRAMUSB
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