MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive105% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$202
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 364
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 460
69% 464 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 82.1
Parallax 120
37% 108 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 114
Splatting 84.4
40% 92.8 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
105GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 400
Mixed 410
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 44.5
173% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 27.1
59% 114 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.1% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 21.5
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 19
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 109%
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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 2,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,333
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