MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% 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 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 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years 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.
Run History
8 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateDec 30 '17 at 21:41
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-7500-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 104
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 426
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 396
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 316
Parallax 373
109% 344 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 306
Splatting 228
106% 247 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 120
Write 103
Mixed 81.9
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.15
61% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$79
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.8% Below average
MC Read 11.9
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 11.3
34% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 9.2
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.8%
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 3,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,135
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