MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 101%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 Drive53.9% 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 (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 30 '17 at 17:10
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-6600K-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.6% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 366
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 385
58% 387 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 421
Reflection 371
Parallax 384
126% 392 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 397
Splatting 244
129% 294 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 128%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$45
23GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 462
Write 187
Mixed 215
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 36.1
4K Mixed 8.7
71% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 7.88
29% 59.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 63%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 148
Mixed 166
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 112%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$58
148GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 131
Write 127
Mixed 133
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 89%
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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 2,753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 73%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,371
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