MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics129% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (79%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:59
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 79%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-6700-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
74% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 313
QC Mixed 344
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 637
MC Mixed 609
89% 597 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74%
Great: 87%
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: 390.77
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 411
Reflection 390
Parallax 448
131% 417 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 388
Splatting 247
127% 292 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 129%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
494GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 146
Mixed 141
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.23
99% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Ramaxel RMUA5110MB78HAF-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 12.7
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 42%
Great: 77%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,087
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