MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 91.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics89.4% 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 Drive299% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateMar 16 '21 at 19:20
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$212
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 135
2-Core 275
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 512
69% 508 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Lighting 115
Reflection 170
Parallax 104
93% 130 fps
MRender 97.4
Gravity 107
Splatting 103
85% 102 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 839 597 606 611 601 596 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
299% Outstanding
Read 2,517
Write 2,231
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 642
393% 1,762 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 89.4
298% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,632
DQ Write 1,373
DQ Mixed 1,459
1,105% 1,488 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 299%
Great: 320%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$37
223GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 366 368 366 369 366 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 365
Mixed 260
SusWrite 366
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 16.6
133% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 88.2
113% 198 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 84%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
133GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 314 313 313 311 311 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 490
Mixed 464
SusWrite 336
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 65.2
225% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 127%
Great: 130%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 180 182 183 181 182 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 82.3
Write 121
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 179
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
214% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 33.1
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 43.3
SC Mixed 31
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%

 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 2,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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: 61% - Good Total price: $1,358
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