MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 119%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive94.8% 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 (18%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '17 at 03:13
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$346
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
119% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 152
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 571
125% 551 Pts
MC Int 754
MC Float 857
MC Mixed 811
121% 807 Pts
Poor: 97%
This bench: 119%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
EVGA(3842 6178) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 2164 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 114% Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$218
615GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 482
Write 228
Mixed 233
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 20.3
129% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 8.72
80% 193 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 85%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$180
433GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 177
Mixed 802
87% 383 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 38.2
185% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 506
DQ Mixed 172
218% 386 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 104%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$127
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 98.3
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.14
84% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 28.7
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 42.2
SC Mixed 31.4
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 47
85% 47 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
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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 135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 128%
Desktop 99%
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Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,300
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