MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 92.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive239% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
19 months ago, 19 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 27 '19 at 00:54
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 145
2-Core 286
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 710
76% 592 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 664 607 601 619 627 621 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
239% Outstanding
Read 1,858
Write 1613
Mixed 660
SusWrite 623
264% 1,189 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 61.9
240% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,150
DQ Write 1,271
DQ Mixed 1,028
824% 1,150 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 239%
Great: 257%
Samsung 860 QVO 2TB-$235
1TB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 450 455 461 481 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 488
Mixed 396
SusWrite 456
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 53.5
197% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 357
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 125%
Great: 123%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
426GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 109 110 111 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
45.4% Average
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 110
121% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 39.5
MC Mixed 30.9
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.3
SC Write 43.1
SC Mixed 30.9
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,290
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