MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics109% 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 Drive99.1% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161202
Uptime11 Days
Run DateMay 25 '21 at 02:21
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%
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 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Memory 93
1-Core 133
2-Core 234
90% 153 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 507
56% 429 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
109% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 141
Parallax 131
108% 135 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 142
Splatting 0.2
110% 86.1 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 193 185 191 180 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 399
Mixed 255
SusWrite 190
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 43.6
179% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 232
197% 290 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
170GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 96 96 95 97 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 150
Write 144
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 95.8
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 108%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0915
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 176 183 184 184 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 147
Mixed 141
SusWrite 182
116% 156 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.9
340% 3.03 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.7
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 85%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $954
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