MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% 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 Drive95.5% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 03:07
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$374
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 468
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 822
MC Mixed 701
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
MSI(1462 3360) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 327
Parallax 315
103% 329 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 386
Splatting 243
125% 285 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 116%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$120
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 440 318 247 232 228 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 433
Write 436
Mixed 388
SusWrite 304
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.2
152% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 315
227% 296 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 99%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$53
90GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 430 221 155 156 155 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 468
Mixed 403
SusWrite 262
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 307
224% 289 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 30.8
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 31.2
92% 32 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,617
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