MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive108% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170203
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateSep 12 '20 at 18:00
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 82.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 237
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 516
62% 468 Pts
64-Core 604
41% 604 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 413
Reflection 372
Parallax 419
108% 401 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 400
Splatting 241
106% 293 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 191 189 194 191 190 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 418
Mixed 392
SusWrite 216
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 56.3
196% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 334
257% 349 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 108%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
40GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 87 89 89 90 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 176
Write 152
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 88.9
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 18.9
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 58%
Great: 103%

 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 1,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,641
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HDDRAMUSB
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