MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 97.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics48.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 10 '20 at 03:52
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Memory 97.3
1-Core 150
2-Core 298
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 554
76% 558 Pts
64-Core 562
38% 562 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.79
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
48.2% Average
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.4
48% 59.6 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.2
48% 59.5 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
BP5 480GB
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 338 151 174 170 174 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 452
Mixed 364
SusWrite 240
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 41
161% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 206
188% 287 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 100%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$42
79GB free
Firmware: AX1P2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 83 83 83 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 89.8
Write 78
Mixed 32
SusWrite 82.4
51% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 62%
Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB-$95
36GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 91 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 66.2
Write 44.7
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 93.3
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 40
MC Write 43.2
MC Mixed 35.3
113% 39.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 44.8
SC Mixed 32.7
96% 33.7 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%

 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 3,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,417
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