MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 94.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.53% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive283% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180124
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 21:06
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Memory 97.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 544
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 548
37% 548 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 530
MSI(1462 7A72) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4664
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
6.53% Terrible
Lighting 8.23
Reflection 12.4
Parallax 8.06
7% 9.57 fps
MRender 12
Gravity 7.03
Splatting 17
6% 12 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.53%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$109
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
283% Outstanding
Read 2,885
Write 1,236
Mixed 1,523
412% 1,882 MB/s
4K Read 74.4
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 21.2
248% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 7.38
DQ Mixed 230
239% 423 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 283%
Great: 277%
TOSHIBA-TR200 240GB
106GB free
Firmware: SBFA12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 274
Write 392
Mixed 364
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 13
122% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 44.9
DQ Write 15
DQ Mixed 11.4
13% 23.8 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 90%
WD WD1500HLFS-01G6U1 150GB
132GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
68% Good
Read 117
Write 120
Mixed 93
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.57
128% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 68%
Great: 69%
WD WD1500HLFS-01G6U1 150GB
9GB free
Firmware: 04.04V06 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 87.5
Write 95.2
Mixed 68.6
62% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.67
150% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 31.7
110% 38.4 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 43.7
SC Mixed 31
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 3,080 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $948
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