MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 28 '17 at 21:37
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 130
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 412
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 728
108% 723 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Gainward(10B0 1184) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
46.8% Average
Lighting 127
Reflection 100
Parallax 167
44% 131 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 143
Splatting 82.9
49% 112 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ABA200 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: MZ4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 139
Write 148
Mixed 148
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.16
79% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB-$48
870GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC3C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 109
Write 99.7
Mixed 106
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.15
44% 0.44 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D26BFSEK.8FBR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
78.3% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 22.5
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 23.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 97%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 3,292 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 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,133
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