MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics29% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive312% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 25 '20 at 12:33
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 146
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 722
78% 607 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (100 fps cap detected)
29% Poor
Lighting 99.7
Reflection 99.7
Parallax 99.7
26% 99.7 fps
MRender 99.3
Gravity 99.4
Splatting 99.7
29% 99.5 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 29%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1461 1416 1393 1424 1398 1404 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
312% Outstanding
Read 2,136
Write 1,450
Mixed 584
SusWrite 1,416
311% 1,396 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 76.7
276% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,314
DQ Write 1,159
DQ Mixed 1,075
850% 1,183 MB/s
Poor: 144%
This bench: 312%
Great: 303%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
1TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 111 113 112 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 151
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 112
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
364% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 110%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
1TB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 144 154 159 145 144 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 156
Write 140
Mixed 70
SusWrite 150
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.2
269% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 25.2
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 27.2
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 1,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,338
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HDDRAMUSB
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