MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 90%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive47.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 01:20
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 63%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
90% Excellent
1-Core 140
2-Core 290
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 536
77% 557 Pts
64-Core 547
37% 547 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
EVGA(3842 6278) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
37% 143 fps
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
48% 143 fps
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$31
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 17 80 71 26 121 MB/s
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
47.6% Average
Read 162
Write 94.5
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 62.2
22% 100 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 27.6
89% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 111
111% 178 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 92%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
144GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 79 79 81 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 81.5
Write 76.7
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 79
47% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
101% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBD1 0868 AM51UE11G64AP-RQ 16GB
3000, 3000 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
88.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 28.3
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 28.4
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 85%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 88%
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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 5,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,351
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