MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 146%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics167% 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 Drive274% 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 22 '17 at 19:27
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 545
QC Mixed 519
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 757
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Lighting 566
Reflection 532
Parallax 582
177% 560 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 534
Splatting 277
160% 360 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 167%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$235
379GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
274% Outstanding
Read 2,767
Write 1,257
Mixed 1,401
396% 1,808 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 52.7
221% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 156
193% 353 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 274%
Great: 282%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$87
516GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 118
Write 119
Mixed 107
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.23
95% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 29.7
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.3
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 30.8
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 44.9
89% 44.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 105%
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 1,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,290
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $98
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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