MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
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 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive86.6% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateDec 14 '17 at 23:10
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$329
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 157
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 541
126% 554 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 868
MC Mixed 811
118% 794 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2237 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 286
Parallax 326
104% 319 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 304
Splatting 229
108% 250 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$205
707GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 485
Write 319
Mixed 337
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 28.3
118% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 56.5
98% 198 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 106%
Seagate IronWolf 10TB (2016)-$300
7TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 59% Great: 120%
Seagate IronWolf 10TB (2016)-$300
6TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 59% Great: 120%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 140
Mixed 149
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.24
73% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 185
Write 112
Mixed 101
99% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.15
79% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 109%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
411GB free
Firmware: AM003M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 87.8
Write 71.2
Mixed 84.3
61% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.18
70% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 26.7
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 30.1
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 93%
Great: 103%
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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 3,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,468
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