MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 89.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180124
Uptime2 Days
Run DateNov 23 '21 at 21:28
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$365
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Memory 97.1
1-Core 135
2-Core 256
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 738
74% 589 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$650
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (144 fps cap detected)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 144
Reflection 144
Parallax 144
116% 144 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 144
Splatting 126
116% 138 fps
Poor: 120%
This bench: 116%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$45
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1918
Write 1,310
Mixed 518
274% 1,249 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 45.6
193% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,069
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 807
669% 961 MB/s
Poor: 145% Great: 241%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
230GB free
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 439 440 457 462 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 449
Write 436
Mixed 292
SusWrite 444
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 53.2
188% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 155
168% 281 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$45
102GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1336 300 300 299 299 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 1,909
Write 1,404
Mixed 610
SusWrite 472
243% 1,099 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 55.4
210% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,159
DQ Write 1,122
DQ Mixed 741
666% 1,007 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 220%
Great: 241%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
87.3% Excellent
MC Read 34
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 28.1
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 12 10 144 27" 1280 720 ACI27EC ROG PG279Q
Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 4,245 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,227
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