MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 95.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics128% 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 Drive116% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:05
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 464
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 764
MC Mixed 725
108% 720 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 370
Parallax 411
127% 398 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 389
Splatting 252
128% 294 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 128%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 401
Mixed 417
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 49.2
183% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 128
150% 263 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 116%
Great: 133%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$95
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 190
Mixed 165
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.36
80% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$117
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
64.1% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.1
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 21.4
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 89%
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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: $1,085
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