MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 92.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics59.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 10 '17 at 21:24
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 444
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 641
MC Float 741
MC Mixed 709
104% 697 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Lighting 179
Reflection 168
Parallax 182
56% 176 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 173
Splatting 118
62% 144 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$153
86GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 429
Mixed 471
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 40.2
153% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 74.3
112% 210 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$88
89GB free
Firmware: JC4A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 74.8
Write 91.4
Mixed 80.2
62% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.36
95% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.2
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 1,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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HDDRAMUSB
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