MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive293% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory19.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 10 '20 at 00:29
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 23%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 as expected (58th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 91
1-Core 131
2-Core 250
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 628
71% 543 Pts
64-Core 695
47% 695 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.9% Very good
Lighting 99.9
Reflection 105
Parallax 107
81% 104 fps
MRender 93.7
Gravity 98.5
Splatting 91.7
79% 94.6 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$91
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 736 783 821 825 815 788 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 2,582
Write 1,364
Mixed 1,301
SusWrite 795
334% 1,511 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 85.3
289% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,291
DQ Write 1,042
DQ Mixed 891
742% 1,074 MB/s
Poor: 189%
This bench: 293%
Great: 323%
Intel Optane+ NVMe PCIe 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 18.30 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 241 249 244 238 224 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,155
Write 270
Mixed 433
SusWrite 233
114% 522 MB/s
4K Read 193
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 142
537% 151 MB/s
DQ Read 1,303
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 433
409% 668 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 259%
Great: 259%
ASMT 2115 640GB
61GB free, PID 1153
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 81.2
Mixed 16.1
40% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
77% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 13% Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 029E CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 87%

 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 2,916 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: 63% - Good Total price: $1,324
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