MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 99.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics111% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive222% 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-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 30 '20 at 06:25
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Memory 96.9
1-Core 148
2-Core 294
102% 180 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 733
85% 646 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 398
Parallax 466
112% 430 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 420
Splatting 259
112% 310 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 839 641 631 634 633 628 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1,959
Write 1,609
Mixed 688
SusWrite 668
273% 1,231 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 67.3
236% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,137
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 64.6
205% 474 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 222%
Great: 261%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB
52GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 408 410 413 413 413 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 410
Write 413
Mixed 386
SusWrite 405
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 29.4
95% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 146
110% 144 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 94%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
112GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 63 70 71 71 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 102
Write 64.5
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 66.2
57% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 66%
Sony Hard Drive 1TB
533GB free, PID 05bf
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 41.8
Write 34
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 42.6
50% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
98% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
88.5% Excellent
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 24.8
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 28.7
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 96%
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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 7,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,154
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