MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Gaming 114%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive124% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 07 '17 at 20:49
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 502
111% 492 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 734
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$497
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 443
Reflection 397
Parallax 411
129% 417 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 422
Splatting 255
126% 306 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 132%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$280
977GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 483
Write 342
Mixed 339
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 26.8
120% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 53.5
103% 209 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 89%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$244
435GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 500
Mixed 507
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 49.5
186% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 169
179% 296 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 124%
Great: 123%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$78
877GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 101
Write 103
Mixed 104
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.26
89% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 31.9
104% 36.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 44.4
SC Mixed 31.5
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 104%
Great: 125%
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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 535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 97%
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Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 72%

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,117
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