MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-7600K-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 445
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 459
73% 484 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$265
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 203
Parallax 216
70% 217 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 211
Splatting 168
76% 176 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$64
84GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 504
Write 122
Mixed 210
60% 279 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 5.23
81% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 5.27
50% 112 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 75%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$67
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 185
Mixed 167
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 3.01
4K Mixed 0.36
150% 1.55 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 21.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 17.2
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 102%
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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 1,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,079
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