MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A57
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:45
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-6700K-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72.7% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 90.4
79% 98.4 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 362
80% 353 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 680
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 168
Parallax 190
58% 182 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 184
Splatting 122
66% 151 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 389
Write 375
Mixed 291
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 40.7
157% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 302
234% 321 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 105%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$79
232GB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 47 46 48 47 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 73.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 53.1
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
97% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 28.5
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 28.1
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) Builds (Compare 4,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,589
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HDDRAMUSB
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