MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A59
MotherboardMSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170627
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateNov 01 '17 at 02:31
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-6700K-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 446
101% 448 Pts
MC Int 643
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 650
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
63.5% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 173
Parallax 191
62% 189 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 184
Splatting 123
65% 150 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
54GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 478
Write 237
Mixed 302
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 18
88% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 75.8
DQ Mixed 13.6
53% 125 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
201GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 165
Mixed 161
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.93
4K Mixed 0.34
142% 1.49 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 105%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
113GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
41.3% Average
Read 74.4
Write 69.5
Mixed 84.7
58% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.46
90% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$205
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 21.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 123%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS (MS-7A59) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,133
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