MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 28%
Desktop 145%
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 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 89.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive370% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 21:19
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 (69th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
1-Core 144
2-Core 269
98% 206 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 703
75% 584 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.3%
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)
17.5% Very poor
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 325
16% 148 fps
MRender 59.9
Gravity 59.9
Splatting 59.8
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-$213
759GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2369 2206 1567 1570 1558 1564 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
370% Outstanding
Read 2,457
Write 2,302
Mixed 1,847
SusWrite 1,806
473% 2,103 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 96.1
315% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,494
DQ Write 1,373
DQ Mixed 1,399
1,059% 1,422 MB/s
Poor: 201%
This bench: 370%
Great: 377%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
204GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 221 220 218 201 213 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 439
Write 231
Mixed 290
SusWrite 215
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 52
184% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 239
173% 224 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
Relative performance (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
89.3% Excellent
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 26.4
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 29.4
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 103%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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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: $1,408
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