MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% 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.
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-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display7680 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161026
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 07:28
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Memory 92.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 242
90% 154 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 587
62% 483 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
107% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 138
Parallax 130
107% 133 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 138
Splatting 116
108% 123 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$50
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 472
Write 406
Mixed 211
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 43.9
167% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 195
177% 272 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
501GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 142 141 143 144 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 162
Write 160
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 143
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 107%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
2TB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
21% Poor
Read 41.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 41.4
53% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 21.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 83%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $864
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