MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 95.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics128% 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 Drive140% 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-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 13:00
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 as expected (52nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 459
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 735
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 388
Parallax 404
127% 401 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 397
Splatting 251
129% 296 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 128%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$100
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Read 1,389
Write 562
Mixed 783
200% 911 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 14.6
130% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 468
DQ Mixed 89.5
133% 239 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 140%
Great: 131%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
36GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 156
Write 121
Mixed 124
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.28
98% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$164
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 27.8
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 31.5
92% 32.1 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%
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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 3,420 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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