MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
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 87.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:27
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
87.8% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 422
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 707
MC Mixed 666
99% 664 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$332
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 297
Parallax 305
99% 310 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 304
Splatting 235
106% 246 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
496GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 158
Mixed 142
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.28
84% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.5
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 80%
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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 4,024 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,017
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