MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics163% 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 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '18 at 19:34
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 132
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 79.2
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 459
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 817
MC Mixed 257
63% 435 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Gigabyte(1458 376B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Lighting 539
Reflection 486
Parallax 577
171% 534 fps
MRender 257
Gravity 529
Splatting 282
158% 356 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 163%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$76
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 128
Write 118
Mixed 107
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.25
73% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 152
Mixed 146
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.16
92% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 97%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 157
Mixed 153
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown PSD48G240081 859B CT8G4DFS824A.C8FHD1 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.3
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43%
Great: 46%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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