MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 89.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive36.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Very high background CPU (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 22:17
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 59%
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 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 264
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 676
75% 576 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 134
Reflection 147
Parallax 124
111% 135 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 131
Splatting 107
68% 116 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$38
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 39 23 26 28 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 288
Write 33
Mixed 204
SusWrite 31.6
30% 139 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 6.8
60% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 21.9
50% 104 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 77%
SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB-$110
148GB free
Firmware: X61170RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 388 418 389 405 362 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 262
Write 308
Mixed 190
SusWrite 390
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 18.3
82% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 212
166% 229 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 119%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 1TB
841GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 129 127 127 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 98
Write 130
Mixed 85
SusWrite 128
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.7
205% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 191 192 193 193 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 176
Mixed 84
SusWrite 191
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 115%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.8% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 19.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 95%

 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 1,880 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,338
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