MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive227% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 03:26
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 406
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 634
95% 637 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,933
Write 1,334
Mixed 1,477
351% 1,581 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 41.7
179% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 191
182% 283 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 227%
Great: 237%
Adata SP600NS34 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: 5.8f Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 491
Write 300
Mixed 370
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 23.4
125% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 31.8
91% 194 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC4C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 153
Write 158
Mixed 124
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.29
90% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
824GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 148
Write 158
Mixed 140
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
417GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 131
Write 129
Mixed 107
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.27
80% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 26.1
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 35
SC Mixed 28.8
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 109%
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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 3,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,257
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