MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics48.3% 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 Drive248% 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.
Memory48GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 48GB 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)
Memory25.5 GB free of 48 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 18 '21 at 06:32
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Memory 93.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 723
77% 598 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
MSI(1462 C759) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 460.89
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
48.3% Average
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.8
48% 59.8 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.8
48% 59.8 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS3030 2TB SSD
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303132
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2122 2272 1385 1065 1086 1103 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
248% Outstanding
Read 1447
Write 2,347
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 1,506
395% 1,740 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 66.6
216% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 757
DQ Write 599
DQ Mixed 695
515% 684 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 248%
Great: 311%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$210
610GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 479 477 479 477 480 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 470
Mixed 411
SusWrite 478
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 59.3
196% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 126%
Great: 131%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB-$53
487GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 102 103 102 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 84.5
Write 83
Mixed 78
SusWrite 102
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 106%
WD My Book 25EE 12TB
10TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 193 196 188 192 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 201
Mixed 162
SusWrite 192
256% 188 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 9.1
4K Mixed 1
419% 10.1 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 6.7
DQ Mixed 1.4
277% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GIS 04CD F4-2400C15-16GIS 04CD F4-2400C15-8GIS 04CD F4-2400C15-16GIS 48GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 16384, 8192, 16384 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 26.1
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 24.4
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns

 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 2,916 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,324
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