MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 77.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
8 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime12 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 16:52
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Memory 90.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 251
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 469
53% 408 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 143
Parallax 132
106% 135 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 140
Splatting 122
110% 126 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 54 60 60 84 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
60% Good
Read 142
Write 133
Mixed 90.1
SusWrite 67.1
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 211 204 207 218 217 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 126
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 209
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
139% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$89
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.5
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 24.9
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 3,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,109
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