MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 83.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics89.1% 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 Drive89.2% 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.
Very high background CPU (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '21 at 14:33
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 123
2-Core 240
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 432
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Asus(1043 8565) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Lighting 110
Reflection 128
Parallax 123
88% 120 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 112
Splatting 99.9
90% 106 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme 128GB 128GB
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 223 141 182 105 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 908
Write 128
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 140
67% 314 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 12.3
120% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 402
DQ Write 78.8
DQ Mixed 117
118% 199 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 168%
MD07500-BLDW-RO 750GB
413GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 84 84 82 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 107
Write 116
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 82.5
72% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 70%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
76GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 48 47 47 58 71 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Read 70.9
Write 67
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 52.8
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 52%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
10GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 50 52 54 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Read 42.7
Write 42.1
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 52.1
30% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 52%
Toshiba E300 3TB-$116
20GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 80 88 94 89 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
48% Average
Read 80.7
Write 75.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 86.3
47% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 23.5
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21.6
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 92%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,409
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