MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 153%
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive381% 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 10:26
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 285
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 755
80% 624 Pts
64-Core 755
51% 755 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.19
Relative performance (0th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 59.9
16% 59.9 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 59.9
Splatting 59.9
28% 110 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$213
759GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2438 2225 1549 1563 1521 1549 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
381% Outstanding
Read 2,661
Write 2,481
Mixed 1966
SusWrite 1,808
500% 2,229 MB/s
4K Read 68.7
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 98.5
330% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,439
DQ Write 1,339
DQ Mixed 1,353
1,026% 1,377 MB/s
Poor: 230%
This bench: 381%
Great: 372%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
204GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 204 220 215 187 216 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 398
Write 237
Mixed 307
SusWrite 212
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 53
187% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 235
176% 235 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.4%
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 (71st percentile)
94% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 26.5
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 30.4
84% 29.3 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94%
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 6,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 95%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 62%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,393
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