MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (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. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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.
Graphics104% 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 Drive241% 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-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170104
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:24
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (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 i7-7700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 462
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 760
MC Mixed 723
108% 719 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 331
Reflection 303
Parallax 345
104% 326 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 297
Splatting 235
104% 244 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$165
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
241% Outstanding
Read 1,918
Write 1,312
Mixed 1,428
344% 1,552 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 51.1
214% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 202
215% 357 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 241%
Great: 353%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
586GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 119
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.24
72% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 28.8
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 29.7
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 46.2
87% 46.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 124%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,603
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HDDRAMUSB
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