MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 148%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics57.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive355% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 11 '19 at 21:31
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 711
78% 603 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
57.5% Above average
Lighting 229
Reflection 201
Parallax 212
58% 214 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 214
Splatting 162
56% 175 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$134
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1856 1835 1855 1898 1878 1855 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
355% Outstanding
Read 2,744
Write 2,005
Mixed 1,276
SusWrite 1,863
440% 1,972 MB/s
4K Read 59.4
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 81.5
284% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 859
680% 946 MB/s
Poor: 238%
This bench: 355%
Great: 399%
Seagate ST8000DM0004-1ZC11G 8TB
4.5TB free
Firmware: DN01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 198 199 203 201 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 163
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 199
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
437% 3.4 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
273GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 172 174 174 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 134
Mixed 76
SusWrite 173
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13.3
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 62%
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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 5,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,334
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HDDRAMUSB
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