MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 87%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics114% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive235% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime8.2 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 08:12
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87% Excellent
1-Core 139
2-Core 265
96% 202 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 697
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Gigabyte(1458 370F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2551 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 392
Parallax 420
114% 415 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 432
Splatting 263
114% 314 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$122
248GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1197 1250 579 580 580 581 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
246% Outstanding
Read 1,805
Write 1,746
Mixed 752
SusWrite 795
284% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 62.3
235% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,077
DQ Write 1,346
DQ Mixed 1,003
814% 1,142 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 246%
Great: 258%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$122
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 878 637 644 633 632 623 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1876
Write 1,518
Mixed 663
SusWrite 674
263% 1,183 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 60.3
221% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 1,203
DQ Mixed 810
703% 1,035 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 235%
Great: 258%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
247GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 130 131 131 131 131 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 161
Write 140
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 130
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 28.4
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 31.3
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 109%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 5,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,600
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HDDRAMUSB
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