MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMar 05 '18 at 18:49
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$244
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 97.3
1-Core 152
2-Core 302
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 597
81% 595 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1615 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 75.9
Reflection 76.4
Parallax 69.4
61% 73.9 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 60.8
59% 71.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$38
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1021A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 341
Mixed 354
89% 404 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 29.2
131% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 46.4
86% 171 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
649GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 152
Mixed 140
120% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.32
121% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 43.4
MC Mixed 31.1
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 43.4
SC Mixed 31.9
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 49.1
82% 49.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%

 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 2,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,342
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HDDRAMUSB
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