MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics19.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive50% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '21 at 19:25
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$244
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Memory 88.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 482
66% 480 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Lighting 22.6
Reflection 20
Parallax 24.8
18% 22.5 fps
MRender 26.9
Gravity 25.1
Splatting 18.5
20% 23.5 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 126 129 140 142 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
50% Above average
Read 408
Write 92.2
Mixed 283
SusWrite 138
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 9
71% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 9.8
35% 77.8 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.5% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 14
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 2,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M5 (MS-7A78) - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,327
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