MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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 72.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170207
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 07 '18 at 15:29
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72.1% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 329
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 400
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 152
Parallax 155
49% 155 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 172
Splatting 151
67% 159 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,708
Write 622
Mixed 464
202% 931 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 46.7
199% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,157
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 785
669% 982 MB/s
Poor: 140% Great: 233%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
5GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 432
Write 410
Mixed 355
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58.3
195% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81% Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
24GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 378 216 71 75 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 451
Write 417
Mixed 363
SusWrite 196
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 53.4
175% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 352
266% 357 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 101%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
66.8% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 21.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 96%
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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 3,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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