MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive280% 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.
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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 04:23
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 140
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 405
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 783
MC Mixed 745
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
70.3% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 193
Parallax 230
69% 214 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 200
Splatting 134
71% 164 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$136
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,793
Write 1,419
Mixed 1,541
422% 1,918 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46.5
211% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 561
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 167
194% 341 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 280%
Great: 260%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 26.7
96% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 28
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) Builds (Compare 4,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,013
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