MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics168% 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 Drive267% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 21:42
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU9%

 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 139
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 456
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 755
MC Mixed 721
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Asus(1043 85EC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Lighting 568
Reflection 516
Parallax 577
177% 554 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 542
Splatting 294
162% 366 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 168%
Great: 177%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 2,714
Write 1,247
Mixed 1,379
390% 1,780 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 40.4
210% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 515
DQ Write 387
DQ Mixed 162
200% 355 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 267%
Great: 256%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR32GX4M4C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 31.4
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.9
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 101%
Great: 163%
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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 3,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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