MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive32.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime16 Days
Run DateJul 08 '20 at 01:53
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 80.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 253
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 657
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Lighting 330
Reflection 306
Parallax 336
87% 324 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 305
Splatting 205
83% 239 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$136
368GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 447 455 469 472 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 488
Mixed 463
SusWrite 467
108% 479 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.2
206% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 129%
Great: 134%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$44
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 40 12 20 11 17 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 324
Write 63.5
Mixed 12
SusWrite 21.1
22% 105 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 0.2
60% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 59.8
DQ Write 48.2
DQ Mixed 0.2
15% 36.1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3000-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
67.1% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 20.4
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 21.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 80.1
50% 80.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 922 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 117%
Desktop 93%
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Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,646
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