MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170206
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 30 '18 at 06:48
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 (82nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 506
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 697
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 758
111% 740 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$225
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 181
Parallax 194
63% 196 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 199
Splatting 161
73% 170 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 110 110 113 112 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 123
Write 133
Mixed 31
SusWrite 108
71% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
111% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 106%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$74
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 187 187 186 188 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 171
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 188
101% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.5
146% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
715GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 92 91 89 93 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 89
Write 91.7
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 91.1
63% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$214
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 30.5
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 42.8
SC Mixed 31
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
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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 3,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,269
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