MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 21:44
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 94.1
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 414
54% 402 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1420 MHz, MLim: 2200 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.1
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
38.1% Below average
Lighting 26.5
Reflection 39.8
Parallax 26.2
21% 30.8 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 72.6
Splatting 47.3
58% 61.8 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU630 480GB
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c86
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 163 180 165 89 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 362
Write 370
Mixed 326
SusWrite 140
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 29.9
115% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 190
137% 174 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
10GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 11 11 10 9.9 9.8 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
17.6% Very poor
Read 25.9
Write 18.2
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 11.3
24% 18.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 2.5
217% 3.7 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3300 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 29.8
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 39.8
SC Mixed 29.2
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,095 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,214
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