MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:05
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 111
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 421
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 413
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 198
Parallax 209
70% 214 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 210
Splatting 167
75% 175 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
907GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 190
Mixed 176
134% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.21
93% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$44
384GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 167
Mixed 172
125% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.21
78% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15/8G KHX2400C15D4/8G 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 25.7
85% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 25.6
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 85%
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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 M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 3,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,237
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