MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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 Drive147% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:08
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 503
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 793
MC Mixed 756
112% 749 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
EVGA(3842 6583) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 395
Parallax 394
126% 401 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 396
Splatting 250
128% 294 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 127%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 1,574
Write 555
Mixed 810
214% 980 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 26.5
157% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 34.1
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 26.7
41% 72.7 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 147%
Great: 141%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 40.4
MC Mixed 32
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 24.1
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32.6
96% 33.6 GB/s
Latency 47.3
85% 47.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 142%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,535
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