MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive107% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '18 at 18:48
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 527
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 553
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 444
Reflection 394
Parallax 421
135% 420 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 424
Splatting 251
135% 307 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 135%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$240
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 419
Mixed 469
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.7
156% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 72.9
112% 211 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 29.2
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 27.7
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 104%
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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 3,511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,217
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