MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive288% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '17 at 23:53
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i5-7600K-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 547
122% 536 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 557
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB
435GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
288% Outstanding
Read 2,775
Write 1,587
Mixed 1,707
446% 2,023 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 41.2
251% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 61.6
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 42.3
63% 113 MB/s
Poor: 210%
This bench: 288%
Great: 320%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$155
204GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 415
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52
195% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 112
97% 138 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 113%
Great: 118%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
34GB free
Firmware: 000F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 495
Write 191
Mixed 275
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 4.66
109% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 6
37% 84.4 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
230GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 139
Write 119
Mixed 113
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.35
116% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$142
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 27.5
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 27.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 87%
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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 1,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,322
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HDDRAMUSB
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