MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 91.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
22 months ago, 20 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '22 at 06:30
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-7700K-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 254
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 741
74% 604 Pts
64-Core 747
46% 747 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$195
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.49
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
105% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 147
Parallax 148
108% 143 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 141
Splatting 122
104% 128 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$85
244GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 460 434 476 489 492 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 483
Mixed 400
SusWrite 474
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 66
222% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
568GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 64 53 39 42 50 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 54
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
729GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 172 164 173 174 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 178
Mixed 116
SusWrite 171
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 26.8
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 28.6
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 105%

 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 1,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 76%

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,062
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