MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive184% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory56.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:28
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 146
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 577
QC Mixed 510
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 837
MC Mixed 728
112% 748 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 173
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
56% 181 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 184
Splatting 128
67% 154 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
89GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
184% Outstanding
Read 1,846
Write 1,195
Mixed 1,301
320% 1,447 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 23.2
114% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 70.5
DQ Write 92.7
DQ Mixed 14.9
30% 59.3 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 184%
Great: 236%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$100
82GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 1,387
Write 555
Mixed 794
200% 912 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 53.8
4K Mixed 13.9
83% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.8
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 13.7
23% 43.2 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 116%
Great: 131%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$199
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 157
Write 144
Mixed 140
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.85
4K Mixed 0.35
131% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 98%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$200
2TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 102
Write 145
Mixed 117
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 5.26
4K Mixed 0.4
169% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 172
Mixed 165
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.31
94% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-3200C15-16GVK 04CD F4-3200C14-16GTZKY 04CD F4-3200C15-16GVK 04CD F4-3200C14-16GTZKY 64GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
16384, 16384, 16384, 16384 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
100% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 31.2
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.5
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 32.7
96% 33.4 GB/s
Latency 50.3
80% 50.3 ns
Poor: 98%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
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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 3,420 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 M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,243
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