MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics175% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive181% 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.
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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime11.2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:36
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 508
113% 501 Pts
MC Int 706
MC Float 802
MC Mixed 762
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Lighting 571
Reflection 550
Parallax 647
185% 590 fps
MRender 282
Gravity 553
Splatting 305
168% 380 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 175%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
181% Outstanding
Read 1,855
Write 900
Mixed 1,105
283% 1,286 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 28.5
158% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 26.2
50% 93.7 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 181%
Great: 239%
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
94GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 499
Write 309
Mixed 390
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 13.8
79% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 84
DQ Mixed 11.7
54% 128 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 31.1
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 32
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,049
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