MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.51% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive252% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 4.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170104
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 28 '17 at 05:53
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$354
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 533
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 696
MC Float 794
MC Mixed 758
112% 749 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 105%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7A57) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4534
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
9.51% Terrible
Lighting 24.1
Reflection 31.1
Parallax 25.1
8% 26.8 fps
MRender 23.8
Gravity 20.6
Splatting 38
11% 27.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.51%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 2,813
Write 1,584
Mixed 2,056
476% 2,151 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 20.1
136% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 21.5
34% 61.5 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 252%
Great: 401%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 4133 C19 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 4133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
120% Outstanding
MC Read 44.4
MC Write 50
MC Mixed 33.5
122% 42.6 GB/s
SC Read 25.3
SC Write 49.7
SC Mixed 34.2
104% 36.4 GB/s
Latency 45.5
88% 45.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 120%
Great: 120%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 4,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,590
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