MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics119% 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 Drive92.9% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '17 at 14:58
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 157
126% 157 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 514
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 767
MC Float 856
MC Mixed 808
121% 810 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$480
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 358
Reflection 314
Parallax 309
105% 327 fps
MRender 235
Gravity 405
Splatting 248
130% 296 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 119%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 1TB-$178
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1021A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 344
Mixed 356
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 31.3
132% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 63.6
101% 196 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3045 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.3% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.5
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 92%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,526
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