MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 28%
Desktop 154%
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
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 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 91.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics17.5% 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 Drive384% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 10:11
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU3%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$362
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 291
103% 218 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 764
79% 621 Pts
64-Core 770
52% 770 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.19
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
17.5% Very poor
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.9
16% 59.9 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 59.9
Splatting 59.9
18% 59.9 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$208
759GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2432 2230 1549 1556 1539 1551 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
384% Outstanding
Read 2,678
Write 2,456
Mixed 1,941
SusWrite 1,809
499% 2,221 MB/s
4K Read 69.1
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 99
332% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,488
DQ Write 1,351
DQ Mixed 1,356
1,034% 1,398 MB/s
Poor: 240%
This bench: 384%
Great: 375%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
205GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 194 211 212 218 222 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 341
Write 238
Mixed 295
SusWrite 209
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 53.4
190% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 232
171% 224 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 26.6
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 30.2
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 105%
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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 6,191 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 63%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,391
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