MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive343% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory23 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 03 '20 at 07:50
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Memory 88.6
1-Core 135
2-Core 255
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 702
73% 571 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 77.9
Reflection 77.6
Parallax 66.5
63% 74 fps
MRender 70.6
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 73.3
57% 71.6 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$124
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1820 1853 1833 1899 1935 1996 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
343% Outstanding
Read 2673
Write 2,145
Mixed 1,161
SusWrite 1,889
440% 1,967 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 74.3
260% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 984
DQ Write 856
DQ Mixed 908
684% 916 MB/s
Poor: 226%
This bench: 343%
Great: 389%
Seagate ST8000DM0004-1ZC11G 8TB
4TB free
Firmware: DN01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 200 201 208 206 207 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 176
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 203
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
379% 2.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
481GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 150 153 153 153 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 142
Write 112
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 152
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.1
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.8
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75%
Great: 115%

 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 3,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,416
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HDDRAMUSB
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