MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% 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 Drive317% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime14.2 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 05:44
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 94.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 414
55% 405 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
109% Outstanding
Lighting 135
Reflection 148
Parallax 134
109% 139 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 137
Splatting 122
108% 126 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 109%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
231GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 295 294 297 298 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 484
Mixed 389
SusWrite 315
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.1
220% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$120
694GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1923 1706 1715 1720 1714 1714 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
317% Outstanding
Read 1,749
Write 2,077
Mixed 1,711
SusWrite 1,749
412% 1,822 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 72.3
256% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,527
DQ Write 1,232
DQ Mixed 1,373
1,030% 1,377 MB/s
Poor: 194%
This bench: 317%
Great: 339%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$58
386GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 76 82 81 74 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 58.6
Write 41.7
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 76.2
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
44% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB-$241
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3067 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 30.2
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 14.6
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 104%

 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 2,806 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: $1,356
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