MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics45.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% 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
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 04:07
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 492
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 798
MC Mixed 760
113% 755 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 132
Parallax 173
46% 146 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.4
44% 103 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 48%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 417
Mixed 430
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.1
158% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 41.8
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 26
60% 117 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 24.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 27.5
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 104%
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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 3,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,243
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