MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.3% 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 Drive128% 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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 05:40
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Memory 92.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 491
67% 492 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$269
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 326
Reflection 255
Parallax 294
86% 292 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 279
Splatting 191
82% 247 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$43
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 352 363 363 365 361 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 481
Mixed 436
SusWrite 348
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 65.7
227% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 128%
Great: 127%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$36
464GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 110 112 112 113 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
61% Good
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 110
67% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 61%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 198 199 198 199 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 163
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 198
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
79.7% Very good
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 23.8
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 27.1
SC Mixed 23.4
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,083
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