MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics61.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 13 '17 at 07:33
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (20th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
52.1% Above average
SC Int 101
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 121
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 155
84% 367 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 536
82% 546 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.150.1004.0
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61.9% Good
Lighting 167
Reflection 133
Parallax 264
62% 188 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 170
Splatting 156
62% 145 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
797GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 170
Mixed 152
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.3
95% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$95
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 10.1
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 1.4
SC Mixed 3.2
13% 4.57 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 47%
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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 M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 1,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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HDDRAMUSB
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