MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 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 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics26.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '18 at 12:58
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 124
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 409
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 644
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1234 MHz, MLim: 1757 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
26.7% Poor
Lighting 53.3
Reflection 51.8
Parallax 77.2
19% 60.8 fps
MRender 102
Gravity 62
Splatting 69.4
32% 77.9 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 398
Mixed 414
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 45
162% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 102
117% 202 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$231
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 12.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 124%
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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 M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 3,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,435
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Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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