MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 74.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive203% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory19.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 21 '19 at 22:59
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
74.4% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 229
83% 174 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 626
64% 506 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$125
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
27.3% Poor
Lighting 101
Reflection 65.6
Parallax 100
26% 88.9 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 98.6
Splatting 74.9
28% 83 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 29%
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A78) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7262
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
6.25% Terrible
Lighting 21.5
Reflection 29.4
Parallax 25.3
6% 25.4 fps
MRender 24.5
Gravity 20.5
Splatting 35.2
6% 26.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.25%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$127
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 766 633 635 629 629 626 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 1,850
Write 1,639
Mixed 680
SusWrite 653
268% 1,206 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 53.8
188% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 791
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 692
515% 688 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 203%
Great: 258%
Msft Virtual HD 4.5TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 10.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 372 265 385 196 392 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
64.4% Good
Read 601
Write 443
Mixed 482
SusWrite 303
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 11.6
4K Mixed 11.5
58% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 82.6
DQ Mixed 89.7
71% 99 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
67% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 21.6
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67%
Great: 101%
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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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 6,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,389
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