MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 49%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 76.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 04:26
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
76.6% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 231
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 428
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
47% Average
Lighting 174
Reflection 163
Parallax 180
46% 172 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 166
Splatting 115
47% 142 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$51
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 277 288 282 272 253 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 303
Mixed 286
SusWrite 270
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 32.4
150% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 231
202% 302 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 127%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$143
623GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 354 462 465 478 478 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 462
Mixed 433
SusWrite 430
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 62.9
209% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 127%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$50
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.6
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 92%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 6,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 76%
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,029
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